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Twitter works to remove ‘Fake news’ tweets which could worsen COVID-19 pandemic

Twitter works to remove ‘Fake news’ tweets which could worsen COVID-19 pandemic

Internet, social media, Technology
Twitter is going forward taking extra steps to remove tweets that put people at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus as it rapidly sweeps through communities around the globe. On Wednesday, Twitter updated its safety policy to prohibit tweets that “could place people at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19.” The new policy bans tweets denying expert guidance on the virus, encouraging “fake or ineffective treatments, preventions and diagnostic techniques” as well as tweets that mislead users by pretending to be from health authorities or experts. Twitter says Protecting the conversation The power of a uniquely open service during a public health emergency is clear. The speed and borderless nature of Twitter presents an extraordinary opportunity to get the word out and ensure pe