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Regulation of Fake News

How Twitter Rigged the Covid Debate

  • The United States government pressured Twitter to elevate certain content and suppress other content about Covid-19 and the pandemic. Internal emails that I viewed on Twitter showed that both the Trump and Biden administrations directly pressed Twitter executives to moderate the platform's content according to their wishes
  • But Kulldorff's statement was an expert's opinion—one that happened to be in line with vaccine policies in numerous other countries.
  • Yet it was deemed "false information" by Twitter moderators merely because it differed from CDC guidelines. After Twitter took action, Kulldorff's tweet was slapped with a "misleading" label, and all replies and likes were shut off, throttling the tweet's ability to be seen and shared by others, a core function of the platform