“In the context of a global pandemic, vaccine misinformation presents a significant and growing public health challenge — and we all have a role to play,” the company said. “We are focused on mitigating misleading information that presents the biggest potential harm to people’s health and wellbeing.”
As mentioned above, today’s policy builds on rules Twitter first announced in March. At the time, the company added a COVID-19 hub to its Explore Tab that features information from public health authorities like the World Health Organization. In May, it then started labeling tweets with misleading information on the pandemic. However, not all of the company’s policies have been successful, with conspiracy theories from the likes of QAnon managing to find their way onto the platform and other social media websites.