EU, Tech Firms renews the alert system to combat coronavirus disinformation

BRUSSELS – The European Union is re-launching an alliance formed last year with US technology companies to combat political disinformation online, now focused on false information about the coronavirus.

The European Commission, executive body of the blockade, has renewed a rapid alert system created with Facebook Inc., Google, Microsoft Corp., Twitter Inc. and Mozilla Corp. of Alphabet Inc. to ensure that measures against disinformation about the novel i coronaviruses are quickly shared with EU governments.