Twitter to Label COVID-19 Tweets That Make Disputed or Misleading Claims

Twitter to Label COVID-19 Tweets That Make Disputed or Misleading Claims”

Yoel Roth, Twitter's head of site integrity, acknowledged as much: "We will not be able to take enforcement action on every tweet with incomplete or disputed information about COVID-19".

Twitter announced it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus.

Twitter will continue to take down COVID-19 tweets that pose a threat to the safety of a person or group, along with attempts to incite mass violence or widespread civil unrest.

Twitter will soon begin adding labels and warning messages on some tweets with disputed or misleading information about COVID-19, the company said on Monday, as part of a new approach to misinformation that will eventually extend to other topics.

Twitter said these labels, which will look similar to ones launched to flag synthetic and manipulated media, will also apply to tweets that have been sent before Twitter's announcement and will be used regardless of who sent the tweet.

Twitter's new labels will provide links to more information in cases where the risk of harm from the tweet is not severe enough to be removed, but people could be confused or misled, Twitter said in a blog post.

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Twitter said Monday it will begin labeling coronavirus-related tweets that have information that could be misleading but which doesn't clearly violate company misinformation.

Twitter's new rule comes as other tech giants like Google, Facebook, and YouTube ramp up their efforts to crack down on virus-related misinformation on their platforms. For claims which are contested or with a truth-value that is unknown, Twitter will simply issue a warning and label them as "disputed information". The company has already been removing bogus claims about coronavirus cures and assertions that social distancing or face masks do not curb the virus' spread.

The social media site exploded with discussion of the president's comments, made at his daily media briefing on Thursday, with such trending terms as "Lysol", '#disinfectant" and "DontDrinkBleach' and '#InjectDisinfectant'.

A couple of months ago Twitter broadened its policy guidance to address content that goes directly against guidance on COVID-19 from authoritative sources of global and local public health information.

Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser warned against internal usage of disinfectants, saying it had been asked about it due to recent speculation and social media activity.

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