Twitter to tackle Ukraine conflict misinformation with warning labels

Twitter has launched its ‘Crisis Misinformation Policy’ to combat false information about the Ukraine conflict. Warning labels will be added to misleading posts, especially from accounts with a significant following, such as state media and government accounts.

Twitter has introduced a new ‘Crisis Misinformation Policy‘ to crack down on online misinformation regarding the war in Ukraine and other crises. 

The company explained it would begin displaying warning notices in front of some misleading content regarding the conflict in Ukraine and limit the spread of claims disproved by humanitarian groups or other credible sources. Twitter will prioritise labelling misleading content from accounts with a larger audience, including state media and official government accounts.