In India, Twitter has launched state-specific COVID-19 pages that display the most recent tweets from people requesting SOS resources. The page also includes tweets that offer assistance. Currently, the microblogging site has seven state-specific pages, and more are expected to be added in the near future. COVID-19 pages for Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Punjab will be available on Twitter. According to the company, COVID-19 has the greatest impact on these locations.
“We are partnering with news and media organisations as well as journalists across India to bring the latest, most credible news about COVID-19 to your timeline. These diverse and trusted voices share valuable information in real-time and in multiple languages across formats like video, Twitter Moments, threads and livestreams,” said Twitter.
Twitter has also launched an event page, which aggregates the latest Tweets from news organizations across the country and in multiple languages, in order to combat fake news and provide users with accurate information.
Other information from the API has been used to produce some creative tools and applications like medical supplies, food, and medicine for the people in India as well as apps that assist in sourcing these types of items. “We have worked closely with developers to make sure that their services have the greatest impact and to increase their reach while adhering to Twitter’s policies,” the company said.