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#COVID19: Twitter fights back against misinformation by verifying experts


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

21st Mar, 2020. 09:32 pm
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Twitter has taken a step ahead to fight misinformation in pandemic days and planning to verify accounts of more health experts to control fake news.

According to the details, the microblogging site Twitter is likely to bring back its public-facing verification requests for health experts to battle the spread of misinformation in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

This comes at a time when the microblogging site has taken aggressive steps to beat back a wave of hoaxes and other misinformation that’s spread on social media in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“PSA about what we’re doing to Verify Twitter accounts that are providing credible updates around #COVID19: we are working with global public health authorities to identify experts and have already Verified hundreds of accounts, but there’s more to do and we could use your help,” the company tweeted on Saturday.

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