In its latest efforts to tackle misinformation, Twitter will allow users to categorise misleading tweets from a dropdown menu, including ones related to elections and the pandemic. Twitter is testing a new feature in which users will be able to flag tweets that come across as misleading as per its tweet. The feature will be available initially for some users in the United States, South Korea, and Australia. https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1427706890113495046 Twitter is one of the most popular social media websites used by many for the rapid consumption of information; the platform has also seen a rapid spread of misinformation, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Twitter has had only a few reporting tools for misinformation so far, the new experiment could be a significant step in tackling misinformation. What do we know about the experiment? A report by The Verge stated that: Once users decide to report a tweet, they will be able to select categories from the dropdown menu. The categories will be divided into political, health-related, and others. The politics category features specific forms of misinformation like content related to elections. The health category includes an option for users to flag COVID-19-specific misinformation. The company clarified that not every report will be reviewed during this interval. Twitter intends to run this experiment for a few months before rolling it out to other countries. The report also said that the experiment could be used to identify tweets containing misinformation that have the potential to go viral. “We're…
Twitter tests new feature wherein users can report tweets as misleading to tackle misinformation
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