8 April 2020

Twitter to put red badges under politicians' posts

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The US microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, is testing a new feature that would add red or orange labels under politicians' and public figures' tweets if the posts contain lies, the NBC broadcaster reported, after receiving a leaked demo of the platform’s new features. reports citing foreign media that it is noted that the message correcting the manipulated content in the tweet would be placed directly below the post. For labeling, the company chose red and orange colors.

"We're exploring a number of ways to address misinformation and provide more context for tweets on Twitter. Misinformation is a critical issue and we will be testing many different ways to address it," a Twitter spokesperson was quoted as saying by the media outlet.

Twitter confirmed that the leaked demo was a potential version of a new policy aimed at combating the spread of false information and would be rolled out in the coming weeks.

2020.02.21 / 13:14
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