Twitter will censor covid conspiracy related tweets from December.
Twitter to censor covid conspiracy tweets. Twitter employees will be asked to remove tweets that include any suggestion that vaccines “are used to intentionally cause harm,”“control populations,” or are “unnecessary,” as well as “false claims which have been widely debunked about the adverse impacts or effects of receiving vaccinations.” Although other than promising to coordinate with health officials, the company has not specified how it will decide which claims will be censored
Additionally warnings will be attached to tweets that “advance unsubstantiated rumors, disputed claims, as well as incomplete or out-of-context information about vaccines.”
This policy was applied during the Trump 2020 election regardng voting irregularities and fraud claims.
As the global distribution of #COVID19 vaccines begins, we’re providing guidance on how we’ll address potentially harmful misleading content about these vaccines and help people stay informed.
“Using a combination of technology and human review, we will begin enforcing this updated policy on December 21, and expanding our actions during the following weeks,” it said, adding that the new rule would be enforced “in close consultation with local, national, and global public health authorities around the world.”