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Twitter quietly drops policy preventing sharing of COVID-19 misinformation

Summary by Ground News
Twitter has quietly dropped its policy preventing the sharing of false or misleading information about COVID-19. Under the policy, tweets containing misleading information about the disease could be given a label including corrective information about the claim. The change comes after Elon Musk laid off half of Twitter's workforce when he took over the company, with those responsible for content moderation among the teams hit.
Published 2 months ago · S F, United States

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