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Twitter To Punish Users Who Correctly Claim That Vaccinated Individuals Can Still Spread COVID-19

Twitter To Punish Users Who Correctly Claim That Vaccinated Individuals Can Still Spread COVID-19

Twitter, which dubs itself the arbiter of medical misinformation through its constellation of conflicted ‘fact-checkers,’ will start imposing penalties on users who claim that vaccinated people can spread Covid-19

…a claim made by none other than the US CDC Director, the NIH, Facui, and countless other officials.

In other words, Twitter will penalize people for spreading common medical knowledge about Covid-19.

“When tweets include misleading information about Covid-19, we may place a label on those tweets that includes corrective information about that claim,” reads a quietly updated section of its rules governing Covid-19 misinformation reported by Mediaite.

“We may apply labels to tweets that contain, for example… false or misleading claims that people who have received the vaccine can spread or shed the virus (or symptoms, or immunity) to unvaccinated people.”

The change was made on Dec. 2, according to Wayback Machine archives retrieved by Reclaim the Net. The policy contradicts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, which notes the “risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated people cannot be completely eliminated as long as there is continued community transmission of the virus.”

Penalties range from a 12-hour account lock after the second strike, and a permanent suspension — or ban — on the fifth strike. -Mediaite

Sorry Rochelle, Twitter’s health experts are coming for ya…

Tyler Durden
Wed, 12/15/2021 – 13:45

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