Twitter has introduced new rules to prevent the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Under the new policy, the company will tag tweets with “misleading” information and ban accounts that repeatedly break the rules.
Twitter had “harmful” misinformation about vaccines, such as claims that vaccines are harmful or unnecessary. Under the new rules, Twitter will add prominent tags to tweets with “misleading information.” There will also be stricter penalties for accounts that repeatedly share such claims.
The new tags resemble the ones used by Twitter. “This tweet is misleading,” he says. “Find out why health officials consider COVID-19 vaccines safe for most people.” It will also prevent other users from retweeting tagged tweets, although Twitter will allow tweets to be cited. Tags can link Twitter Moments with “official public health information.”
The company is also introducing a new that will allow you to punish repeat offenders. After the first attack, users will face temporary suspensions for sharing vaccine misinformation. A fifth hit will result in a permanent ban. “By using the strike system, we hope to educate people on why certain content violates our rules so that they have the opportunity to further consider their behavior and its impact on the public conversation,” Twitter wrote in a .
Twitter is the ultimate platform to crack down. Facebook recently announced that it was about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as claims about other vaccines. and they have also introduced policies to curb the spread of false claims about vaccines.