Twitter has announced that it will donate $1 million to journalism non profits such as the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Women’s Media Foundation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twitter believes these are two organizations “that are working tirelessly to uphold the fundamental values of a free press during this pandemic.”
“From the stories of healthcare workers on the frontlines, to analysis of the real human and economic cost of the pandemic, reporters around the world are still writing, still exposing themselves to harm, still giving us the facts. Journalism is core to our service and we have a deep and enduring responsibility to protect that work,” representatives of Twitter stated.
Journalists have always been essential employees. We’re grateful that @TwitterForGood recognizes their impact – with their support, we can continue to address the diverse needs of #BadassFemaleJournos in our community as the impact of #COVID19 grows. https://t.co/dWfOMdvbh9 pic.twitter.com/hj3Fl5cWDo
— IWMF (@IWMF) March 24, 2020
“We’re grateful that @TwitterForGood recognizes their impact – with their support, we can continue to address the diverse needs of #BadassFemaleJournos in our community as the impact of #COVID19 grows,” IWF thanked Twitter online.
In recent weeks, a number of other tech companies have been extremely involved in COVID-19 relief. Instacart plans on hiring 300,000 new shoppers during the pandemic. Meanwhile, Amazon Care is working with SCAN to provide take home testing kits for families in the Seattle area. Not to mention, Facebook is donating over 50,000 face masks.