Twitter stops policing Covid-19 misinformation under Musk

More than 11,000 accounts had been suspended and over 97,000 pieces of misleading content removed from the time Twitter introduced its policy in January 2020

The platform has received frequent criticism for its lack of action against disinformation and misinformation over the last decade.

Twitter has ended a policy designed to suppress false or misleading information about Covid-19 as part of Elon Musk’s polarising mission to remake the social network as a place for unmoderated speech.

The company will no longer apply labels to posts containing falsehoods about the virus or provide supplemental corrective information as it did previously. According to reports, it will no longer remove inaccurate tweets or ban offending accounts.

The company disclosed the change in ...