Twitter to start publicly flagging politicians' abusive tweets




  • In Tech
  • 2019-06-27 17:10:37Z
  • By Mashable
 

Even Twitter, it seems, is sick of Twitter.

On Thursday, the San Francisco-based tech giant announced a new plan intended to blunt the impact of tweets from politicians and government officials that violate its policies while still leaving the problematic content on the platform. It's a difficult needle to thread, but Twitter clearly believes it's found a solution that serves the public interest.

Here's how it will work: When a politician tweets something that would normally get pulled for violating Twitter's rules, the company will now mark the tweet with a label explaining why it deems the content problematic. Twitter will also, among other steps, keep the tweet in question out of its algorithmically controlled Top Tweets timeline in an effort to reduce its spread. Read more...

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