Boris Johnson has summoned the senior executives of major tech companies to a private meeting in Downing Street on Wednesday night to “request you and your company’s assistance in our country’s response” to the coronavirus.
Representatives from all the major social media companies will attend the “Tech CEO Round Table”, BuzzFeed News understands.
A source said Downing Street would ask tech companies to ensure the public receives the best coronavirus advice at the top of searches, and to help combat disinformation.
The prime minister’s team will seek to “align on vision and objectives” and seek a “pledge of support” from the tech companies present.
Tech firms will be asked for their help with “back end data”, “modelling and analytics”, “dashboards / visualisations” and “reaching vulnerable and isolated groups”.

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