Twitter endorses misinformation and dismisses Covid guidelines

After the Elon Musk takeover, Twitter scrapped its own Covid policies. The platform therefore accepts false information with approval. New owner Musk had already railed against government measures at the onset of the pandemic.

Without warning, Twitter dropped its Covid policies. The short message service will therefore accept false information after the takeover by Elon Musk in the future. Only on Transparency-Website of society, a short sentence refers to change.

Corona: Twitter abolishes its own Covid guidelines

“Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter no longer enforces its COVID-19 misleading information policy,” he said. The brief note was apparently retrospectively dated. Because, as some users on social media reported, the message appeared for the first time on the night of November 29, 2022.

Also in Service center Twitter’s Misinformation Management section no longer includes references to the company’s Covid policies. The information still only appears on the German-language version of the website.

Elon Musk accepts false information with approval

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter, more and more users have reported an increase in spam messages and fake accounts. After the Covid guidelines are lifted, the flow of disinformation is likely to continue to increase.

For comparison, since the introduction of the Covid guidelines in January 2021, according to his transparency report Over 70,000 content removed and over 4,000 accounts banned. While new owner Musk has spoken out vehemently in favor of “free speech,” he has also announced plans to take action against disinformation.

To report According to Musk, crown politics has previously been referred to as “fascism”. He also said on a conference call in April 2020, “Forcibly detaining people in their homes violates all of their constitutional rights.”

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