Twitter has applied a fact check tag to at least two posts by China Foreign Ministry Spokesman
The tags, at the base of the tweets originally posted in March, are marked with an exclamation point inside a circle and follow with text that reads “Get the facts about COVID-19”. Clicking the link takes a user to tweets about the virus origin, which emphasize that the virus appears to have originated in animals in China, rather than a virus laboratory in Wuhan, China.
The notification is similar to a fact check Twitter placed on tweets from U.S. President
Zhao’s tweets “contain potentially misleading content” about the virus and have been labeled “to provide additional context to the public. These actions are in line with the approach we shared earlier this month,” a spokesperson from Twitter told Bloomberg.
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