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Twitter censors Breaking911 story about FDA restricting Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, leaves Associate Press story about it alone: Breaking911, a popular breaking news source with nearly one million followers on Twitter, tweeted a link to its story headlined "BREAKING: FDA restricts J&J's COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk." Twitter applied a "Misleading" label to the tweet, which also said "Learn why health officials consider COVID-19 vaccines safe for most people," and a link to "Find out more" at a generic Twitter informational page. Twitter further prevented the tweet from being liked, replied to, or shared unless the user chose to quote tweet it. Breaking911 pointed out that while these restrictions were applied to its tweet about this story, an Associated Press tweet about the same story had no similar restrictions applied. Approximately four hours later, Breaking911 noted in another tweet that the restrictions had been removed from its original tweet.