Twitter Appears to Quietly Add Note About Its 'Covid-19 Misleading Information Policy'


Twitter appears to quietly have made a change to the company’s “COVID-19 misleading information policy.”

CNN reported on the change, noting the company “did not appear to formally announce the rule change.”

Instead, “Some Twitter users Monday night spotted a note added to the page on Twitter’s website that outlines its Covid policy.”

The note on Twitter’s website states, “Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy.”

CNN’s report mentions a quote from Twitter CEO Elon Musk about COVID-19 policies he made during a Tesla earnings call with Wall Street analysts in April 2020.

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“I would call it, ‘forcibly imprisoning people in their homes’ against all their Constitutional rights, in my opinion, and breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why people came to America or built this country,” Musk said.

He added, “It’s an outrage.”

Twitter’s website on its COVID-19 policy points out, since the beginning of the guidelines in January 2020, the company has “challenged 11.72 million accounts, suspended 11,230 accounts, and removed over 97,674 content worldwide as of September 2022.”

Last week, Musk posted a poll on his Twitter account about whether the company should offer a “general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.”

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In a separate tweet, Musk wrote, “The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”

Earlier this month, Musk restored the account of former President Donald Trump, as IJR reported.

However, Trump’s attorney, John Coale, said this week that his client will continue with his legal war on the company, as The New York Post reported.

The Post noted Coale said Trump “refuses to drop his appeal of an earlier court decision to toss his lawsuit against Twitter for banning him from the service in the wake of the rioting at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.”

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Coale reportedly explained, “There’s more to it than just letting him back in so we want to talk to see if we can figure something out.”

Several other notable accounts have also been restored since Musk took over.

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