While the world tussles with COVID-19, there’s been a massive gush in fake content related to the novel coronavirus pandemic on different social media platforms like Twitter.
A sequence of fake news and misinformation on Twitter has resulted in a furthermore chaos in various parts of the world. Twitter on Tuesday stated that it cannot remove every Tweet that contains incomplete or perhaps disputed information about coronavirus (COVID 19).
Twitter has started removing such tweets. However, the company makes it clear it can’t take enforcement action on such tweets.
Twitter stated “As we communicated last week, COVID-19 is affecting our content moderation capacities in unique ways, and we’re adjusting to meet the challenge. Right now, we’re focused on content that has the highest potential of directly causing physical harm.”
Twitter made it crystal clear that any kind of content which goes against the guidelines offered by health authorities like social distancing not being competent or even drinking bleach to treat COVID-19 will be removed as that information might put lives in danger. The guidelines exclude government entities that are engaging in interactions related to COVID-19 such as the origins of the virus and effective ways of dealing with it.
Twitter further added, “We will keep our enforcement guidance under close review and are consulting with medical professionals on any update we may need to make as things continue to evolve.” Tweets that are manipulative will be tracked down making use of automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
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Have joined hands to fight against COVID-19 and are working together with health agencies to stop on such pieces of information. Twitter stated, “We’re helping millions of people stay connected while also jointly combating fraud and misinformation about the virus, elevating authoritative content on our platforms, and sharing critical updates in coordination with government healthcare agencies.”
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday tweeted scientific misinformation about the purported effects of the new moon on bacteria and viruses. He said viruses are potent during the new moon and making noise destroys them. The tweet was practically wholly factually incorrect.