Twitter rolls out crisis policy to hide misleading tweets with false information | Technology News


San Francisco: Microblogging website Twitter has introduced that it’s introducing a crisis misinformation policy that may assist hide tweets that share false information throughout a crisis. The firm stated that in intervals of crisis entry to credible, authoritative information and companies is much more necessary.

“We are introducing our crisis misinformation policy — a worldwide policy that may information our efforts to elevate credible, authoritative information, and can assist to guarantee viral misinformation isn`t amplified or really useful by us throughout crises,” the corporate stated in a blogpost. “Alongside our present work to make dependable information extra accessible throughout crisis occasions, this new method will assist to sluggish the unfold by us of probably the most seen, misleading content material, notably that which may lead to extreme harms,” it added.

The platform talked about that, to decide whether or not claims are misleading, it requires verification from a number of credible, publicly out there sources. ALSO READ: Amidst Twitter deal, Elon Musk tweets a meme saying ‘Tesla on my thoughts 24/7’

“Conversation strikes shortly during times of crisis, and content material from accounts with large attain are probably to rack up views and engagement,” the corporate stated. “To scale back potential hurt, as quickly as we’ve proof {that a} declare could also be misleading, we won’t amplify or suggest content material that’s coated by this policy throughout Twitter – together with within the Home timeline, Search, and Explore,” it added.

In addition, Twitter stated it is going to prioritise including warning notices to extremely seen Tweets and Tweets from high-profile accounts, equivalent to state-affiliated media accounts, and verified official authorities accounts.

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