Twitter Announces Global Expansion of its Coronavirus Search Prompt

In an official blog post, Twitter has announced the global expansion of its search prompt that guides users to credible information about coronavirus and Covid-19. The social network teams up with each country’s national public health agency or the World Health Organization whenever it rolls out the search prompt in a new country.


Twitter says although it has not seen “significant coordinated platform manipulation efforts” regarding coronavirus and Covid-19, its global trust and safety team will continue to monitor activity. Moreover, any attempts by advertisers to target inappropriate ads based on the outbreak will be blocked.

Twitter’s search prompt is now available in almost 50 countries, which include the following:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K., Uruguay, the U.S., Venezuela, and Vietnam.

Twitter notes that countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa should also be added to its Covid-19 search prompt by the end of this week.