Twitter to Fix Labels for Tweets Linking COVID-19 and 5G

published 28.06.2020 02:58

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Twitter will fix the frequency of the fact-checking labels that is intended only to apply to tweets that link COVID-19 to 5G technology.

Twitter has taken a stand against the spread of conspiracy theories that claim 5G is spreading the coronavirus, applying a label on tweets that contain potentially harmful and misleading information related to COVID-19.

The label reads “Get the facts about COVID-19,” and links to a Twitter moment titled “No, 5G isn’t causing coronavirus.”

Twitter has acknowledged the wrong applications of the fact-checking label, and said that it will fix the process behind the feature.

Spreading the coronavirus is just one of many conspiracy theories involving 5G technology.