“Fight against Conspiracies”: Twitter to Clean Up Posts Claiming COVID-19 Vaccines “Cause Harm,” Technology News

Social media giant Twitter on Thursday signaled that it would scrub posts claiming that COVID-19 vaccines are causing harm or being used to control the population in order to review potentially harmful misleading content about those vaccines and keep people informed.


Twitter’s policy update, which announced in a blog post that same week that the first Americans received COVID-19 vaccinations as part of a mass immunization campaign, also says that users may be tweeting false claims about the adverse effects of receiving Must remove COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Conspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus and its potential vaccines have spread on social media platforms during the pandemic.

Starting next week, Twitter will prioritize the removal of the most harmful misleading information and in the coming weeks will begin flagging tweets that may contain misleading information about the coronavirus vaccines.

The social media platform is already targeting posts that contain false information about the spread of the virus and the effectiveness of public health measures such as wearing masks.

The policy includes action to counter claims that the vaccine is being used to intentionally cause harm or control people.

Vaccination campaigns have started in several countries, including the UK, the US and Canada. They are about to launch in the European Union after the regulatory authority gave the green light to the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech.

Alphabet Inc’s Facebook Inc and YouTube in the past few weeks announced bans on false claims about the vaccine that violate information provided by public health experts.

Twitter previously required users to remove tweets containing false or misleading information about the type of coronavirus, the effectiveness or safety of preventive measures or treatments, government regulations, or the risk of infection or death. The company hides such tweets and prevents users from tweeting again until they remove them.