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Moderation During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Max Barry
Mon, 23 Mar 2020

Hello everyone! As you might have noticed, there is a worldwide shutdown going on to combat the spread of a particularly nasty coronavirus.

During this time, we want to do our part to ensure that accurate information gets out to people. Normally, of course, NationStates is a hotbed of discussion and debate--which tends to come with a healthy serving of bias, lies, and misinformation. And normally that is fine. People have opinions.

But today, misinformation about COVID-19 is dangerous, so moderators will be taking action to remove it, including issuing bans against people who post it. The kind of thing I'm referring to here are posts that claim the virus is a government conspiracy, or that people should ignore expert medical advice.

This is an extraordinary situation, and it's a little uncomfortable for our volunteer moderators to try to be the arbiters of truth. Please extend them your patience while they work through this.

In the meantime, I hope you and your loved ones are doing well, and remember, your nations could always do with a little more attention.

P.S. This year's April Fools event will not be virus-related.