Twitter Cracks Down on Sketchy Coronavirus-Related Tweets

The social network updated its safety rules to address the pandemic

Tweets can no longer encourage people to use fake or ineffective treatments - Credit by urbazon/iStock
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Twitter issued a coronavirus-related update to its safety rules Wednesday evening.

The social network said in a Twitter Safety tweet that people will be required to remove tweets that increases the chance of someone contracting or transmitting the virus, including: denial of guidance provided by experts; encouraging people to use fake or ineffective treatments, preventions and diagnostic techniques; and misleading content purporting to be from experts or authorities.


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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