Twitter has become the latest social media company to address misinformation about vaccines on its platform.
The company announced that it will redirect users to a “credible public health resource” when they search for specific terms associated with vaccines.
“At Twitter, we understand the importance of vaccines in preventing illness and disease and recognize the role that Twitter plays in disseminating important public health information,” Twitter’s VP of Trust and Safety Del Harvey wrote in a blog post. “We think it’s important to help people find reliable information that enhances their health and well-being.”
The update comes as Facebook and other platforms have faced public pressure to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and other inaccurate information about vaccines.
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