智邦头条:谷歌与特朗普政府联手建立新冠疫情国家网站

据sputniknews网2020年3月15日报道,3月15日,谷歌宣布将与特朗普政府“合作”,建立报道COVID-19疫情信息的国家网站,称“全力配合并继续与美国政府合作,控制疫情传播、通告市民、保护社区健康。”约1700名工程人员参与网站建设。副总统彭斯表示:“目标是迅速建立一个网站,全天候工作,拿出新的公私伙伴关系具体方案,明天5点组织测试。”

Google ‘Fully Aligned’ With Trump Administration in Creating National Coronavirus Website

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Earlier today, media reports claimed that Google had allegedly refuted US President Donald Trump’s claims that the company is collaborating with the White House to create a website aimed at combatting the coronavirus outbreak.

US tech giant Google has announced that they are “partnering” with the Trump administration to develop a national website which would, in particular, contain “information about COVID-19 [coronavirus] symptoms, risk, and testing information”.

On Saturday, Google also stressed on its Twitter page that they are “fully aligned and continue to work with the US Government to contain the spread of COVID-19, inform citizens, and protect the health of our communities”.

At the same time, the company declined to elaborate on when its coronavirus-related website would be available to users.

The remarks come after US President Donald Trump said that “Google is helping to develop a website that’s going to be very quickly done” and that about 1,700 engineers are involved in the process.

Shortly afterward, some media outlets asserted that Google ostensibly rejected POTUS’ statement about the company’s collaboration with Washington to create the COVID-19 website.

Vice President Mike Pence has, meanwhile, said that “very specific” information on the release of the website will be announced on Sunday at 5 p.m. EDT. (9:00 GMT).

“The objective here is to have a website up very quickly. We’re working 24/7 on this. We’re going to have very specific details on the rollout of this new public-private partnership and testing tomorrow at 5 o’clock”, he told reporters on Saturday.

The statement was preceded by Trump declaring a national emergency on Friday, in a move aimed at helping the government grapple with the increasing outbreak of the coronavirus.

There have been more than 1,600 confirmed cases of the virus in the US, with at least 41 deaths, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).