Elon Musk has a “large duty” to fight harmful, probably life-threatening well being misinformation on Twitter, the World Well being Group mentioned Tuesday.
The United Nation’s well being company commented on Monday’s information that the tech billionaire has struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. WHO officers pressured how damaging misinformation and disinformation may very well be when it is extensively unfold in digital areas like Twitter.
“In circumstances like this pandemic, good info is life-saving,” Mike Ryan, govt director of the WHO’s Well being Emergencies Programme, mentioned. “In some circumstances, [it’s] extra life-saving than having a vaccine within the sense that dangerous info sends you to some very, very dangerous locations.”
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