In a blog update, Twitter Safety said it would attach labels to misleading tweets starting today.
The platform last took this step in 2020, when it labelled false claims about the US election results from several prominent profiles, among them Donald Trump’s.
They wrote: “We will begin applying labels to Tweets that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines, in addition to our continued efforts to remove the most harmful COVID-19 misleading information from the service.
“Since introducing our COVID-19 guidance, we have removed more than 8,400 Tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts worldwide.”
Published at Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:08:00 +0000