According to a Twitter spokesperson, tweets promoting harmful, false or misleading facts about the COVID-19 vaccination are being removed from the platform.
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Writing anything about the corona virus on social media can increase the difficulty. In fact, on one hand, the havoc of Corona is spreading all over the world, as well as on social media, people are becoming quite panic, talk about it can get worse. In such a situation, microblogging platform Twitter has removed 52 posts related to the corono virus following the orders of the government, according to a report by news website Medianama.
In most of these tweets, the central government’s handling of the second wave of coronovirus infection and the infrastructure of the country’s health system were being blamed. The report filed by MediaNama stated that many of the tweets that were removed contained materials related to drugs, lack of beds, mass cremations and the rush of crowds at the Kumbh Mela during the pandemic. However, these news blocked for users in India will continue to be seen outside the country.
Some verified accounts whose tweets have been deleted include Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera, Member of Parliament Revanth Reddy, West Bengal Minister Molloy Ghatak, actor Vineet Kumar Singh, filmmaker Avinash Das, ABP News editor Pankaj Jha, filmmaker and former journalist Vinod Kapri included.
The details of the order, obtained by Twitter, are placed on the Lumen database of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, which stores and analyzes requests to remove content from the web.
According to Twitter, content related to COVID-19 that is widely available under this policy is based on official sources and probability, with the assertion of a fact as falsely misleading, misleading, or misleading. Will be removed. These tweets affect public safety or cause serious harm.
After the tweets were removed from the microblogging site on Sunday, a Twitter spokesperson said, “Tweets that promote harmful, false or misleading comments about the COVID-19 vaccination will be removed from the platform, we will put a warning or label on those tweets , Which carry forward rumors, disputed claims, as well as incomplete or out-of-context information about vaccines. “
Earlier in February, the Center pulled up Twitter for unblocking more than 250 accounts, referring to the farmer massacre, using controversial hashtags amid protests by farmers against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new farmer laws. it was done.
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