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Coronavirus: Google, Facebook and Microsoft's actions to curb fake news

Google, Facebook and Microsoft, three of the great technologies, announced various initiatives to collaborate with entities, companies and people around the world to mitigate the social and economic impacts of the

coronavirus pandemic


The limitation of the movement of workers and students in countries such as China, Italy and Spain (

and, from today, Argentina

) has encouraged – and sometimes forced – institutions to adopt

non-contact modalities of work and education

, supporting a good part of this transformation in computer tools that, in some cases, have been "released" for general use and, in others, only for institutions dealing with the crisis.


For example, he started offering his premium telework tool,

Workplace Advanced

, free of charge for the next 12 months for emergency services and entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO).

For his part, for some days,


offers companies to try for free

office 365

providing unlimited chat, integrated group or one-to-one audio or video calling, 10 GB of team file storage, and 2 GB of personal file storage per user.