COVID-19 Misinformation

About this report

As the global community faces the COVID-19 pandemic together, Twitter is helping people find reliable information, connect with others, and follow what’s happening in real time.

 

COVID-19 Misinformation

Published on July 14, 2021

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Latest Data

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Overview

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Analysis

 

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Latest Data

Accounts challenged
Accounts suspended
Content removed
 

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Overview

The world has changed dramatically since this pandemic was first declared a public health emergency. Since then, public health experts, medical professionals, scientists and researchers have been educating and informing us on how to stay safe, and Twitter has worked to highlight and empower that vital public conversation. As the global vaccination rollout evolves and the pandemic enters a new phase, we are committed to ensuring our rules and enforcement match the changing nature of the content we’re seeing on Twitter.

 

Similarly, as the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines expands around the world at varying degrees of pace and scale, people continue to turn to Twitter to discuss what’s happening and find the latest authoritative public health information. As such, we continue to prioritize removing or annotating potentially harmful and misleading information to ensure that users can readily find credible information during this critical phase. 

 

Further details about some of the most common types of misleading claims which we will remove under this policy are provided on our blog.

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