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Twitter to start removing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccine next week

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“In the context of a global pandemic, vaccine misinformation presents a significant and growing public health challenge – and we all have a role to play,” the company said. “We are focused on mitigating misleading information that presents the greatest potential harm to the health and well-being of people.”

As mentioned above, today’s policy builds on the rules that Twitter first announced in March. At the time, the company added a COVID-19 hub to its Explore tab which contains information from public health authorities such as the World Health Organization. In May, he then began tagging tweets with misleading information about the pandemic. However, all company policies They succeeded, with conspiracy theories like QAnon making its way onto the platform and other social media websites.

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