Twitter launches labels, warnings on misleading COVID-19 information

Twitter launches labels, warnings on misleading COVID-19 information


Twitter said on Monday that Twitter will add tags and warning messages to some tweets that contain controversial or misleading information about COVID-19, which is part of a new method of misinformation that will eventually be extended to other topics .

Twitter said in a blog that if the risk of harm caused by the tweet is not serious enough to be eliminated, but people may be confused or misleading, Twitter ’s new tab will provide links to more information.

The company said that based on the type of injury tendency and misleading information in the tweet, before users view the tweet, they should also add a warning under the guidance of a public health expert to say that the tweet is in conflict.

Twitter stated that these tags look similar to those issued for the purpose of tagging and manipulating media, and will also apply to tweets sent before Twitter ’s announcement, regardless of how the person sending the tweets used them.

Social media sites, including Facebook Inc. (FB.O) and YouTube, Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) Google ’s video services, are under pressure to combat misinformation, which has spread on its platform and involves The COVID-19 pandemic coronavirus caused by the new virus.

Such false claims range from forging cures to misleading information, including linking the virus to conspiracy theories about well-known figures that involve Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Bill Gates or related 5G mobile phone technology .

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