Finland’s Institute for Health and Welfare withdraws from Twitter due to disinformation

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has temporarily withdrawn from Twitter due to the high amount of disinformation and inappropriate remarks in their posts’ replies. Marjo Loisa, the director of communications at THL, explained that, although the platform has always been prone to spreading disinformation, the situation worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Especially given that the THL tweeted about the virus and vaccines. Consequently, the institute decided to leave Twitter because it currently offers few benefits as an official information channel.