Twitter announced that coronavirus-related misinformation that creates what the company considers “widespread panic” will be banned from the platform.
by Chris White
Conservatives are asking why Twitter is targeting claims that cause “widespread panic” while turning a blind eye to the false information emanating from China and the World Health Organization.
They are also skeptical of the company’s reliance on automated algorithms.
Twitter updated its policies Wednesday governing misinformation to include nixing unverified claims that cause “widespread panic” or encourage people to burn fifth generation mobile service towers out of concern that they are carrying coronavirus. Conservatives say the update is too vague and could potentially hit many people who are not promoting misinformation.