Twitter to begin removing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Twitter to begin removing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Twitter said in a blog post that it will start implementing the new policy next week. If people tweet against the rules, they will be asked to delete them before they can tweet again. Before the guilty tweet is removed, Twitter hides it from view.

Twitter, starting early next year, said it could also post print that promotes “unproven rumors, controversial claims, as well as incomplete or outside information about vaccines” but that may not be eligible for removal under the new rules.

The new policy comes as the U.S. begins to roll out COVID-19 vaccines in the largest vaccination campaign in the country’s history. Vaccinations in other countries are also ongoing.

Facebook to remove false information related to COVID-19 vaccine

This is while high swells of people are skeptical about vaccinations, and anti – vaccine groups and individuals peddle conspiracies on social media.

Facebook and YouTube have also announced that they will remove incorrect information about the vaccines.

The death toll from coronavirus in the U.S. passed a staggering 300,000 Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University, with an estimated 2,400 people now dying each day on average.

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