Twitter stated that it would apply warning labels to tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and implement a strike system of enforcement that could see users permanently banned for repeat violations.
Twitter started promoting public health information before COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. It also aimed to remove false or misleading content about the virus.
Since introducing its new measures, Twitter stated that it had removed more than 8,400 tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts.
Authoritative public health information about vaccine programs would be expanded, claims Twitter.
Vaccines are at the centre of several government plans to fight the pandemic. Maldives has vaccinated more than 117,000 people since February 1st.