Twitter has introduced new rules to prevent the spread of false information about COVID-19 vaccines. Under the new policy, the company will tag tweets with “misleading” information and ban accounts that repeatedly break the rules.
Twitter had “Harmful” misinformation about vaccines, such as claims that vaccines are harmful or unnecessary. Under the new rules, Twitter will add prominent tags to tweets containing “misleading information”. There will also be stricter penalties for accounts that repeatedly share such claims.
The new labels look like those used by Twitter . “This tweet is misleading,” he said. “Find out why health officials consider COVID-19 vaccines safe for most people.” Other users will also be prevented from retweeting tagged tweets, although Twitter allows quote tweets. Tags can be linked to Twitter Moments with “official public health information”.
The company is also introducing a new this will allow him to punish repeat offenders. After the first strike, users will face temporary suspensions for sharing misinformation about vaccines. A fifth strike will result in a permanent ban. “Through the use of the strike system, we hope to educate people about why certain content breaks our rules so that they have the opportunity to think more about their behavior and its impact on the public conversation,” said wrote Twitter in a .
Twitter is the latest platform to crack down . Facebook recently announced that it was about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as claims about other vaccines . and have also put in place policies to curb the spread of false vaccine claims.