Twitter is working on improving how it labels tweets with a covid-19 fact-check. Users reported their tweets were being mislabeled with covid-19 fact-check.
In the last few weeks, you may have seen tweets with labels linking to additional info about covid-19.’not all of those tweets had potentially misleading content associating covid-19 and 5G’.
Not all of those tweets had potentially misleading content. We apologize for any confusion and we’re working to improve our labeling process process process.
Twitter began fact-checking tweets that linked 5G and the covid-19 pandemic earlier this month. Part of a conspiracy theory that the spread of the coronavirus was somehow linked to the installation of new 5G mobile networks.
In April, the social media company went so far as to remove misleading covid-19-related tweets that it viewed as inciting people to engage in’harmful activity’.
Tweets including the words’oxygen” and’_ frequency’ were being tagged with the fact-check label. Part of the conspiracy theory suggests that the 5G’sucks the oxygen out of the atmosphere’.
Twitter support says it’s building new automated capabilities to apply these labels to tweets we think could be relevant. It was n’t clear when the fixes would be applied.