Twitter announced that it has implemented a “hit system” to put a “warning sign” on posts containing false information about the coronavirus vaccine and close accounts that do not comply with the warning.
In a statement made by the social media platform Twitter, it was stated that a new study was initiated to prevent misinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
In the statement, it was announced that the company will use user feedback to evaluate whether the policy implemented against misinforming the public about the vaccine has been violated.
It was stated that the application called “percussion system” could be used by both the real person and the automation system.
“Warning sign” for those who share false information
In the statement, it was stated that when wrong information about COVID-19 vaccines is shared, the user will be warned by putting a “warning sign” on the post, and in the second warning, the account will be closed for 12 hours.
It was stated that the accounts that continue to share with wrong content will be permanently closed after 5 warnings. It was emphasized that this practice aims to discipline those who violate the rules.
Twitter previously stopped sharing false information about how COVID-19 spreads and whether masks are effective.