I am so old, I remember all the way back to this morning when I asked this question:
But what happens when fact becomes fiction?
On Jan. 14, The World Health Organization tweeted the following:
“Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus.”
A week later, that statement was proven to be untrue.
WHO gets a free pass on Twitter censorship, even when wrong. If anyone tried to correct WHO’s incorrect statement, Twitter would delete the corrections because reasons!
Read their latest color-coded labeling policy.
Our teams are using and improving on internal systems to proactively monitor content related to COVID-19. These systems help ensure we’re not amplifying Tweets with these warnings or labels and detecting the high-visibility content quickly.
What that means – they will also be shadow banning tweets that do not concur with the zeitgeist. “Not amplifying Tweets” means that such tweets will not be shown in everyone’s Twitter-curated news feeds – effectively shadow banning them.