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Twitter will not act upon Nicki Minaj’s irresponsible tweet linking COVID-19 vaccine and impotency
Twitter has pledged to label tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccinations. However, the company said a recent Nicki Mnaj tweet in which she claimed that “the vaccine” rendered her cousin impotent doesn’t violate its rules. The CDC devotes an entire page to dispelling the fears that the COVID-19 vaccine might cause a problem with fertility in women or men. Minaj tweeted her 22.6 million followers, “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine coz his friend got it and became impotent.” His testicles became swollen. His friend was just weeks away from being married. Now the girl has canceled the wedding. Pray on it and make sure you aren’t bullied.
Tweet by Nicki Minaj
Minaj clearly advises her followers to consider this information when making a decision about whether to get the vaccine. However, it isn’t clear if any doctor traced the friend of Minaj’s back to the vaccine or if there was a wider pattern. When The Verge contacted Minaj, a Twitter spokesperson said that “the tweets you refer to are not in violation” of Twitter Rules. However, Minaj had posted several tweets Monday about and the vaccine. One of the tweets stated that she was “sure I’ll be vaccinated” due to her need to tour.
Tweet by Nicki Minaj
Twitter has several functions that are designed to stop the spread of COVID misinformation. It launched a new feature in August to allow users to report COVID misinformation.
source Minaj’s tweet does not contain any label that points to scientific information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. However, people using Twitter’s Birdwatch program have added over a dozen comments on the tweet describing how it could be misleading. Birdwatch is currently in a pilot phase, so the vast majority of Twitter users won’t be able to see these fact checks. Post navigation
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