Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Twitter bans 'unsafe' advice about the outbreak

Twitter says it will remove content that promotes unverified claims and misinformation about coronavirus. "We will enforce this in close co-ordination with trusted partners, including public health authorities and governments, and continue to use and consult with information from those sources when reviewing content," Twitter said in a post on its website. Harmful content will be triaged, it added, prioritising removing tweets that "Present the biggest risk of harm". "And it is not clear how it expects the Twitter community to help - none of the categories for reporting a tweet seems to specify misinformation." "We're helping millions of people stay connected while also jointly combating fraud and misinformation about the virus, elevating authoritative content on our platforms and sharing critical updates in co-ordination with government healthcare agencies around the world."

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