Twitter Fake Tweets Removed!

Twitter are cracking down on fake tweets during the coronavirus outbreak. Tweets with promote fake treatments or deny expert guidance will be marked as harmful. Then removed. Content like this could place people at a high risk and contravene it’s safety rules

Furthermore this could include claims that specific groups are more susceptible of contracting COVID-19. While posting unverified claims that incite people to action and cause widespread panic. Plus posting about harmful or non harmful treatments which are ineffective.

‘We will enforce this in close coordination with trusted partners, including public health authorities and governments, and continue to use and consult with information from those sources when reviewing content.’ Twitter post on it’s website

This follows announcements from various video social media sites, such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIN and Reddit, who are committed to work together. Alongside governments in response to the pandemic.

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In a joint statement, they said they’d work to help people stay connected during the isolation. Furthermore fighting any misinformation and fraud linked to the outbreak.

‘We are working closely together on Covid-19 response efforts,’ the statement said. ‘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.’

Social media sites and search engines have placed official guidance on their sites. From the NHS and World Health Organisation at the top of search results. Other platforms are also removing any misinformation linked to coronavirus which is either flagged or spotted by them.

Other platforms have also pledged to work quickly to remove any misinformation. Which is linked to the virus which is flagged to or spotted by them .


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