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Twitter Moves to Curb COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories With Warnings, Labels

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Twitter’s effort to tackle coronavirus misinformation is prompting the company to place labels and warning messages on tweets that contain disputed claims about the pandemic. 

The change is designed to give users “additional context” to Twitter conversations swirling around the topic involving contested or misleading claims, Public Policy Director Nick Pickles said on Monday.  

In March, Twitter began removing tweets that contain coronavirus misinformation. However, the policy only applies to posts that risk causing serious harm, like advising people to drink bleach to cure themselves

Read More @https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-moves-to-curb-covid-19-conspiracy-theories-with-warnings-labels

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