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Twitter will label Corona aka COVID 19 fake news

Twitter will label Corona aka COVID 19 fake news

Twitter has started placing warning messages on tweets containing misleading information about Kovid-19. And it confirmed that US President Donald Trump, who previously suggested injecting disinfectants, could help cure coronovirus, would be subject to new regulations.

But an expert feared that moderators would be overshadowed and asked how much warning people would give. Some may also have seen the warning on the tweet as a "mark of pride", he suggested. In a blog, Twitter said it wanted to "limit the spread of potentially harmful and misleading content" around coronaviruses.

In a tweet in response to questions about the changes, the head of the site's integrity, Joel Roth, said the policy would "apply to anyone sharing misleading information that meets our policy requirement, including world leaders".

A Twitter-curated page or link to an external trusted source with additional information will be added to the offending tweet. And in some cases, readers will be warned of tweet clashes with expert opinion.

Twitter is targeting claims: It is confirmed to be inaccurate or misleading by experts such as public health officials in which accuracy, truth, or reliability are contested or unknown, saying tweets sent before the new system this week Will also apply to "Our team is using and improving internal systems to continuously monitor content related to Covid-19," it said.

Disinformation specialist from BBC Monitoring Like other social networks,
Twitter has struggled to control the flow of misinformation on its platform since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

After tightening its policies against harmful content in March, the company says it removed 1,100 misleading tweets and "challenged" more than 1.5 million accounts that manipulate the conversation about Covid-19.

The new tagging system seems very similar to Facebook's program to flag misleading content, although Twitter will not use information from independent fact-checkers to tag content.

The challenge for technology giants is to strike a balance between eliminating genuinely harmful disinformation and protecting their users' right to freedom of expression.

This is not an easy balancing act. The platforms face questions from politicians and members of the public if they do not take action against harmful misinformation and, similarly, will be subject to censure charges if their actions are deemed too harsh.

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