Meta is rolling back its covid-19 misinformation rules in the US

Meta is rolling back its covid misinformation rules. | Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge

Meta is rolling back its covid misinformation rules in countries like the US, where the pandemic’s national emergency status has been rescinded as recommended by its independent oversight board in April of this year, The Washington Post reported Friday morning (via Engadget).

In an update to the July announcement that it asked the Meta Oversight Board to investigate the safety of doing so, Meta cited the end of the World Health Organization’s global public health emergency declaration as the reason for the change:

Our Covid-19 misinformation rules will no longer be in effect globally as the global public health emergency declaration that triggered those rules has been lifted.

Now, the company says it will be tailoring its rules by…

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