Twitter Will Verify Extra Health Consultants To Struggle Coronavirus Misinformation

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Twitter wants to make it easier for health specialists to get verified. The corporate is taking new steps to open up its notoriously opaque verification program in order assist elevate accounts which can be “offering credible updates round #COVID19.”

“We’re working with world public health authorities to establish consultants and have already Verified a whole bunch of accounts,” the corporate tweeted.

The replace comes as Twitter has taken extra aggressive steps to beat back a wave of hoaxes and different disinformation that’s unfold on social media within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The company previously introduced it will ban tweets spreading pretend cures or different inaccurate pseudo-scientific information.

Now, that effort is also extending to its verification program, an typically fraught subject for the company, which tends to avoid publicly discussing verification (though several present and former Twitter execs jokingly reference their lack of …

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