Twitter abandons fight against covid-19 misinformation

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New York (EFE).- Twitter has stopped warning its users about potentially false information disseminated on the platform about covid-19, according to an announcement on its official page.

“As of November 23, 2022, Twitter no longer enforces the covid-19 misleading information policy,” the platform said in a brief update introduced on a former post in which Twitter explained its policy.

Prior to this date, the company was removing any information about covid-19 that it considered potentially harmful, false or misleading.

It’s the latest of controversial changes introduced by businessman Elon Musk since last October he acquired the company for $44 billion.

Since taking over the blue bird platform, Musk has embarked on a policy of continuous change, some contradictory and many more heralded by tweets, in which the Tesla CEO unleashes his unbridled verbiage.

Musk’s Twitter Footsteps

On November 6, Musk said he wanted to make the social network the most secure source of information in the world.

At the same time, he insisted that he “will not allow” anyone who had been removed from the social network for breaking its rules to return to the platform until the company has a process. Clearly, his facts did not follow the path his trills seemed to mark.

Musk has since been echoing conspiracy theories and reactivating users who had been censored online for their comments, without much justification or after a vote he organized.

Last week, the billionaire said he would apply an “amnesty” to suspended accounts unless they broke the law.

Musk made the decision after one of his disputed polls and after reinstating, after another Twitter referendum, former US President Donald Trump’s account, which Twitter suspended indefinitely after linking his remarks to the assault. against the Capitol.

Among other controversial figures, Twitter has also picked up far-right MP Marjorie Taylor Greene, banned for months for posting covid-19 lies.

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