Twitter announces new labels for tweets with misleading information about coronavirus

by Jordyn Pair · May 11th, 2020 2:36 pm

Twitter announced on Monday that it will be introducing new labels to mark tweets with misinformation about COVID-19. The labels aim to make it easier to tell if a tweet has misleading information and to point users toward resources about the pandemic.

Twitter said it may also apply the warning if a tweet conflicts guidance from public health experts. It may cover the tweet, prompting users to click the tweet before they can view it.

It also published a rubric detailing the action that would be taken based on the severity of the misinformation.

"Serving the public conversation remains our overarching mission, and we'll keep working to build tools and offer context so that people can find credible and authentic information on Twitter," the company said.


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