As measles outbreaks in different countries are getting worse, Twitter is rolling out new search tools to help users find reliable vaccine resources. Innovation also implies the absence of search terms that can lead users to false information.
Twitter Vice President of Trust and Safety Del Harvey wrote in a blog post: “At Twitter, we understand the importance of vaccines in preventing illness and disease and recognize the role that Twitter plays in disseminating important public health information. We think it’s important to help people find reliable information that enhances their health and well-being.”
Now, if you need to search for vaccines on Twitter, you will see a link that redirects you to the resources of the information partners of the service. In the US, the partner is Vaccines.gov.
Besides the United States, the information tools will be available in Canada, the UK, Brazil, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Latin America.
According to Harvey, the new Twitter vaccine information tools are similar to those previously launched to prevent and combat suicide. The company plans to release similar functions to solve other problems in the health sector in the coming months.
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