Twitter says it will continue to remove misleading narratives on COVID-19 vaccines
After several tweets on India COVID-19 responses were removed from the microblogging site, Twitter spokesperson on Sunday said that tweets that advance harmful, false or misleading narratives about COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be removed from its platform.
"We will label or place a warning on Tweets that advance unsubstantiated rumours, disputed claims, as well as incomplete or out-of-context information about vaccines. Tweets that advance harmful false or misleading narratives about COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be removed," the spokesperson said.
As per the microblogging website's updated blog, labels will appear in set display language and may link to curated content and official public health information or the Twitter rules.
"Our goal with these products interventions is to provide people with additional context and authoritative information about COVID-19," the blog read.
The centre had earlier requested Twitter to delete misleading tweets or tweets that spread fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic.