Twitter to label disputed COVID-19 tweets
CHICAGO (AP) — Twitter announced Monday it will warn users with a label when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus.
The company will take a case-by-case approach to how it decides which tweets are labeled, company leaders said Monday.
Some tweets will run with a label underneath that directs users to links with additional information about COVID-19.
Other tweets will be covered entirely by alerts that tell users the information is in "conflict with guidance from public health experts."
The new rule is just the latest in a string of stricter policies that tech companies are rolling out to confront virus misinformation on their sites.