Back in December, Twitter Safety announced the social media platform would begin prioritizing the “removal of the most harmful misleading information” from users’ timelines. Twitter has since removed over “8,400 Tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts worldwide.”
“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,” Twitter Safety announced in a March 1 blog post.
Content will reportedly be reviewed by “team members” from Twitter to determine if it violates COVID-19 misleading information policy.
“Those assessments will be used to further inform our automated tools and to advance our proactive capacity to identify and label similar content across the service,” the blog release read. “Our goal is to eventually use both automated and human review to address content that violates our COVID-19 vaccine misinformation rules.”
The social media platform also unveiled its new strike system, designed to “help to educate the public on our policies and further reduce the spread of potentially harmful and misleading information on Twitter, particularly for repeated moderate and high-severity violations of our rules.”