Google on Thursday said it plans to donate $6.5 million to fighting misinformation online. The funds, which will go to fact-checkers and to nonprofits fighting misinformation, will have a primary focus on responding to the .
The move comes asrise. Tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon have faced , though they've also worked to distribute information from more reputable sources through and .
"We're also making more local Google Trends data available for journalists, health organizations and local authorities," said Google's statement, "to help them understand people's information needs around the world."