19.03 2020 15:48h

TWITTER CRACKS DOWN ON THE SPREADING OF CORONAVIRUS MISINFORMATION

The social network enforces safety rules to reduce the spread of false news
Twitter, Coronavirus, Fake News
Twitter

Careful what you tweet! Twitter content moderators have enforced updated policies which aim to regulate and fact-check the information which is shared on the platform regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic.

An updated blog post shared by the social media giant on Wednesday afternoon clearly lays out updated guidelines which make clear that Twitter will not tolerate false news and unsolicited medical information.

The post mentions: "Denial of expert guidance," "Encouragement to use fake or ineffective treatments, preventions, and diagnostic techniques," and "Misleading content purporting to be from experts or authorities.

In light of the global pandemic, those who are searching for relevant and factual information should visit the World Health Organization’s dedicated Coronavirus page to keep updated.

Do you think that more social media platforms should step up and regulate the content that is shared regarding the global health crisis?

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