Twitter stops for enforcing Covid-19 misleading information policy
Twitter has paused support for enforcing its Covid-19 misinformation policy on its platform.
New Delhi: Twitter has paused support for enforcing its Covid-19 misinformation policy on its platform.
According to an update on the company blog, “Twitter no longer enforces a COVID-19 misinformation policy.”
Under its Covid misinformation policy, Twitter has removed “content that is clearly false or potentially misleading with the highest risk of harm.”
However, it is still unclear why Twitter took this action, when Covid has not gone away and countries like China are reeling from its consequences.
The move, according to reports, could lead to a proliferation of conspiracy theories around vaccines on platforms such as “vaccines now kill more people than Covid”.
In December 2020, Twitter announced to remove tweets that made false or misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccination and labeled those fake claims, prioritizing the removal of misleading information that most harmful.
Twitter then labeled the Tweets contained misinformation surrounding the Covid vaccination and permanently suspended the repeat violators.
The microblogging platform has introduced a strike system for such misleading tweets and five or more strikes will result in the account being permanently suspended.
According to Twitter, the policy expands to include false claims that vaccinations and vaccines are used to intentionally harm or control the population, and claims about vaccines that cause an intentional conspiracy. .