Twitter has permanently suspended U.S. congresswoman's Marjorie Taylor Greene's account for repeatedly posting fake news related to COVID-19 and vaccines. Her government account remains live.
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Google's leadership has circulated a memo internally, asking employees to comply with vaccination rules. Those who don't follow them will be placed on unpaid leaves, followed by termination.
Certain health data management systems in Brazil have suffered a cyberattack, with COVID-19 vaccination data allegedly being deleted. The government has been unable to recover the data so far.
Twitter is experimenting with allowing some users to report tweets containing misleading information, with a special focus on misinformation related to COVID-19, vaccines, and elections.
Apple is said to be enforcing "additional health and safety protocols" for on-site employees who don't have full vaccination yet as it reportedly conducts inquiries into their vaccination status.
Google has announced that it is sharing anonymized user data aggregated at a zip code level with public health officials in the U.S. to aid in vaccine equity and distribution processes.
Ola has said it's launching a vaccine push in the geographies it operates in to help its employees and their dependents get vaccinated against the coronavirus which has shut the world down.
Apple has updated its Maps to show over 20,000 COVID-19 vaccination locations in the US. Healthcare providers not included in the current rollout have the option of registering with Apple as well.
Facebook will now allow ads that promote COVID-19 vaccines as a way to stop the spread of the virus. However, it will ban exploitative ads and those that claim it to be a cure for the virus.
Google has once again extended the deadline to return to office, this time to September 2021. The company will practice flexible workweeks and encourages employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Microsoft has formed strategic partnerships with various organizations such as EY, Accenture, Avanade, and Mazik Global to ensure safe and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the globe.
Facebook has announced that it will now be removing conspiracy theories related to potential COVID-19 vaccines, such as claims that Bill Gates will use them to implant microchips in our bodies.
In a sternly worded letter, Microsoft has urged world leaders to unite and take action against cybercrime groups from North Korea and Russia, among others, which are attacking healthcare institutions.
Facebook is banning anti-vaccination ads in the next few days. However, the ban won't apply to general Facebook posts and ads advocating for or against government policies around vaccines.