Twitter to block users tweeting
misinformation about Covid-19
Twitter has announced to label Tweets that may contain
misleading information around Covid vaccinations and will
permanently suspend repeated offenders.
The micro-blogging platform has introduced a strike system
against such misleading tweets and five or more strikes will result
in permanent suspension of the account.
"We believe the strike system will help to educate the public on
our policies and further reduce the spread of potentially harmful
and misleading information on Twitter, particularly for repeated
moderate and high-severity violations of our rules," the company
said in a statement late on Monday.
Since introducing the Covid-19 guidance, Twitter said it has
removed more than 8,400 Tweets and challenged 11.5 million
While one strike will cause no account-level action, two strikes
will lead to a 12-hour account lock; three strikes in another 12-
hour account lock; four strikes in a 7-day account lock and five or
more strikes means permanent suspension of the account. Read