Twitter to boot users who persist with Covid-19 lies

San Francisco (AFP) – Twitter said Monday it will start labeling misleading tweets about Covid-19 vaccines and boot users who persist in spreading such misinformation. The one-to-many messaging service introduced a “strike system” that will gradually escalate to a permanent ban after the fifth offending tweet. “We believe the strike system will help to educate the public on our policies and further reduce the spread of potentially harmful and misleading information on Twitter,” the San Francisco-based company said in a blog post. “Particularly for repeated moderate and high-severity violations…

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