October 1, 2022

Twitter Acknowledges Flagging COVID-19 Specifics as “Misinformation”

Tech giant also suspended the accounts of scientific plus medical professionals tweeting warnings concerning the disease

Twitter has flagged dozens of truthful tweets about COVID-19 as misinformation and suspended the particular accounts of scientific and medical professionals tweeting warnings concerning the disease in the past week, The particular Washington Post reported upon Thursday.

Twitter reversed its activities after receiving feedback upon about 10 tweets plus accounts, and acknowledged the mistakes in an interview with the newspaper.

Nevertheless , several of the users whose balances were impacted expressed worry that the mislabeling undermined the authority of scientific and medical experts and their ongoing attempts to battle COVID-19 misinformation online, whether related to vaccines, long COVID, or some other issues.

Those advocating greater extreme caution also appear to be more likely to encounter online attacks or bad faith user reports pertaining to misinformation.

Twitter has struggled to control in misinformation throughout the pandemic. An Oxford University research in 2020 showed that will nearly 60% of COVID-19 misinformation was not flagged and also a German Marshall Fund report this year found that vaccine skeptics were able to attract much more attention that news shops.

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