GovTech: New Tool Aims to Help Government Fight COVID Misinformation

GovTech: New Tool Aims to Help Government Fight COVID Misinformation. “When the data analytics and messaging company AlphaVu launched in 2009, it filled, as founder and CEO Scott Wilkinson recalls, a ‘sleepy niche’ for technology that helps government agencies assess public opinion and craft messaging. Over half of the Washington, D.C.-based company’s business since then has been in the transportation sector, helping public transit or tolling agencies with outreach regarding road construction and multibillion-dollar toll projects. But in the midst of a global pandemic exacerbated by relentless misinformation on social media, the company believes its software could have a role to play in public health.”

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