Twitter announced that they will be removing misleading tweets about COVID-19.
There’s a lot of information spreading like wild fire when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations and basically what it’s all about. Due to the fact that everyone is waiting for the one thing that will permanently destroy the virus but with every development there are also rumors and some valid fears. However, the fact that people air their conspiracies online makes it even harder to control what people say or think but Twitter is looking for a way to solve this problem.
What will they do about it?
Twitter users may be required to pull down any information that has false claims when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. There are number of rumors going around and without controlling the information spread there will be a trail of information that will be mismanaged.
Twitter said that it may also label or place a warning on tweets with “unsubstantiated rumours, disputed claims, as well as incomplete or out-of-context information” about the vaccines, starting early next year.
A Twitter spokeswoman said the company would determine with public health partners which vaccine misinformation was harmful enough to warrant removal.
Basically if any information to do with the vaccine has not been verified by the public health it will not be used. If you happen to post anything that has not be approved your account will be blocked and you will not be able to use your account.
Twitter said it would enforce the updated policy from December 21 and would expand these actions in the following weeks.