(Above, in interpretive dance, Elon Musk performs “Twitter Medical Misinformation”)
The last time we checked in with obvious Bond Villain-wannabe Elon Musk, he was threatening to build his own mobile phone if Apple of Google removed the Twitter app from their respective stores (say hello to the Amazon Fire phone, Elon!), but today we are treated to another level of crazy as he tries to pwn the libs:
Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy, yet another sign of how Elon Musk plans to transform the social media company he bought a month ago.
In 2020, Twitter developed an extensive set of rules that sought to prohibit “harmful misinformation” about the virus and its vaccines.
Between January 2020 and September 2022, Twitter suspended more than 11,000 accounts for breaking Covid misinformation rules and removed almost 100,000 pieces of content that violated those rules, according to statistics published by Twitter. The policy received acclaim from medical professionals: In an advisory to technology platforms, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy cited Twitter’s rules as an example of what companies should do to combat misinformation.
So Twitter now has that going for it, too. I swear they need to rebrand as BirdChan.