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Good morning, PR pros:

 Google News now has a dedicated section to COVID-19 coverage, along with a “fact check “ section where you can confirm or refute possible fake news:

Image courtesy of Google News.

 It’s another reminder to help stop the spread of misinformation and assist your audiences in becoming savvy consumers of news, along with your crisis response messages.

 Here are today’s top stories:

The tech company has published its website that touts heath information, safety and prevention tips, data, helpful resources, links to relief efforts and blog posts regarding the COVID-19 outbreak:

Image courtesy of Google.

The company has also beefed up its search results for queries relating to COVID-19.

In a blog post, Google wrote:

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