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Twitter will add labels to tweets with misleading COVID-19 claims

To help clarify what’s true and offer more context, Twitter will start applying labels and warning messages to coronavirus-related tweets containing “disputed or misleading information.” This is an expansion of a March policy update that targeted “fake and ineffective treatments” and other coronavirus hoaxes. Twitter brought in new measures to tackle deepfakes and manipulated content, […]

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Twitter will verify more health experts to fight coronavirus misinformation

Twitter wants to make it easier for health experts to get verified. The company is taking new steps to open up its notoriously opaque verification program in order help elevate accounts that are “providing credible updates around #COVID19.” “We are working with global public health authorities to identify experts and have already Verified hundreds of […]

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Report shows one quarter of all tweets about climate change are produced by bots

A study to be published soon by Brown University has found that Twitter bots have had a “substantial impact” in amplifying the messages of climate denialists. Bots are computer programs that can masquerade as humans to post or send messages on social media. Researchers discovered tweets posted by bots created the impression there was a […]

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Twitter tests labeling and correcting misleading tweets from politicians

A leaked Twitter demo showed that the platform is considering labeling tweets from politicians and other public figures if the tweets have lies or misinformation in them the NBC News reports. “Harmfully misleading” tweets would have red or orange labels applied, and include corrected information from fact-checkers, journalists, and other users in “one possible iteration” […]

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Twitter will give you control over who can reply to tweets

Twitter is set to enable you to control replies to tweets further as it continues its battle to improve what it calls “conversational health” on the platform in other words, preventing people having the opportunity to interject abuse and unwanted comments into conversations. With the new feature, you’ll be able to restrict the replies to […]