Twitter is testing a new feature that -- if implemented -- will prominently flag misleading tweets from politicians and other public figures, according to NBC News. As seen below, the feature adds red and orange badges to tweets the company has deemed "harmfully misleading," followed by information
The company told Reuters that the leaked demo is one possible iteration of a new approach to combat misinformation. NBC News earlier reported https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-testing-new-ways-fight-misinformation-including-community-based-points-n1139931 that Twitter company documents showing a mockup were accessible on a publicly available site, although it did not identify the site. "We're exploring a number of ways to address misinformation and provide more context for Tweets on Twitter," Twitter said in a statement.
A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses, hoping Bernie Sanders would win, when they fired off a hashtag on Twitter poking fun at Pete Buttigieg. Some on social media capitalized on the trending hashtag to spread misinformation or conspiracy theories about Buttigieg, including claims that he had colluded with the Democratic Party to rig the caucuses. Other accounts accused Russian trolls of promoting the hashtag to divide Democrats.
Hold that tweet -- and add another one. Twitter is adding a new feature for mobile users to make it easier to link dispersed 'shower thoughts' together -- and another thing styleee. Per 9to5Mac, the feature -- which Twitter tweeted about yesterday -- is slowly rolling out to its iOS app.
A lawsuit claims Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg defamed George Zimmerman in tweets on Feb. 5 recognizing what would have been Trayvon Martin's 25th birthday.