Twitter to start labelling misleading COVID-19 vaccine posts

California, Mar 2 (Agency) Twitter will start applying labels to possibly misleading posts about vaccines against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the company said in a statement. “As the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines expands, people continue to turn to Twitter to discuss what’s happening and find the latest authoritative public health information. In December, we shared updates on our work to protect the public conversation surrounding COVID-19,” it said.

“Starting today, we will begin applying labels to Tweets that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines, in addition to our continued efforts to remove the most harmful COVID-19 misleading information from the service,” the statement said.