As of September 2022, Twitter has challenged 11.72 million accounts, suspended 11,230 accounts, and removed over 97,674 cases of misleading content related to COVID-19 worldwide .

today? I’m not doing anything.

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As the latest information of the company, COVID-19 Misinformation Report Webpage Note:

Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter will no longer be enforcing its COVID-19 misleading information policy.

This may be because Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, doesn’t believe it’s important to combat COVID-19 misinformation, and many of the staff who were supposed to be managing content since Musk took over are no longer with the company. It’s up to the reader to decide whether it’s because he left , or (probably) both.

But no matter how you describe it, it’s never a good thing.

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as a Twitter user put itthe change “will literally kill people”.

Meanwhile, the media report Twitter’s team tasked with tackling child sexual abuse content is taking its final steps.

I don’t know how much this makes Twitter more attractive to advertisers.

References: “Twitter has stopped enforcing its COVID-19 misinformation policy.”The Barge.

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