Amazon adds CDC notice to coronavirus searches


When Amazon shoppers search for "coronavirus," "COVID-19" or other related terms, they will now be shown a notice directing them to the CDC's resources regarding coronavirus protective measures, CNBC reports.

The website update comes shortly after Amazon began removing products from its marketplace that claimed to "kill" coronavirus. The tech company is issuing notices to sellers warning them against posting such "unapproved medical marketing claims"; disinfectant sprays and cleaning products promising to kill the virus can still be found on the site as of Feb. 27.

Amazon was among several major tech companies that met with the World Health Organization at Facebook's headquarters to discuss ways to battle the spread of misinformation about the expanding outbreak. Google, Twitter, YouTube and Salesforce were also among the companies represented.

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