Sick and tired of seeing misinformation about COVID-19 on social media? Now is your chance to help stop it!
Twitter is making it a priority to verify physicians and other scientific experts.
The social media platform uses the blue checkmark by a user’s name to signify that the user is who they say they are. The company hopes the checkmark will improve the quality of information about COVID-19 on its site.
Experts who wish to be considered for verification must:
- Associate their account with an email address from an authoritative organization
- Link their Twitter bio back to their institution or vice versa
In addition to its verification program, Twitter is also alerting users when a tweet contains suspicious claims about the virus.