Trustworthy news is a critical public resource amid COVID-19.
Toronto, Mar. 25, 2020 — Here at Viafoura, we know how hard news media organizations are working to deliver trusted news as COVID-19 continues to change the world rapidly each day. To help keep people safe, informed and connected online during this crisis, we are now offering our live-blogging platform free of charge to news media companies throughout the pandemic.
At the moment, there is a massive amount of misinformation related to the virus spreading on social platforms. Our goal is to help publishers improve the trustworthy nature of the content on their own properties to keep individuals away from misinformation and form lasting social connections in respectable spaces online.
“In light of the growing demand for reliable news, media companies are becoming overworked as they ramp up production of trustworthy content while protecting their staff from COVID-19,” explains Jesse Moeinifar, Viafoura’s CEO and founder. “We want to make sure that the public is getting and sticking with news from credible sources during these difficult times without seeing news companies burn out.”
To help media companies focus on the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of news, we are fully committed to assisting with the creation of highly efficient and engaging live blogs.
“As a company that is now operating remotely based on the recommendation of health professionals, we understand firsthand how important efficiency is online,” states Moeinifar. “Our priority right now is to work together with media companies to make sure everyone’s families are well-informed, digitally connected and safe.”
News organizations that are interested in this free live blogging tool can get in touch with Viafoura. You can also access an in-depth list of the tool’s features here.