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Twitter tests new feature labelling ‘good bot’ Accounts and Tweets as Automated

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Automated accounts on Twitter will carry a label that lets users know they are bots, the microblogging site announced in a tweet. The company said that it will offer the label, in a test run first, to over 500 developer accounts, TechCrunch reported. The microblogging service did not reveal the duration of the test run but The Verge added that the feature will be available to all developers by the end of this year. The "Automated" tag allows users to differentiate between automated accounts from those operated by humans. The labels will provide a better understanding of the purpose of automated accounts in the interest of transparency for users. https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/1436073604173770754 The social networking platform had been exploring the option of labelling bots for the last three years. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey disclosed that Twitter was considering identifying bots during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in 2018, TechCrunch reported then. “We can certainly label and add context to accounts that come through our API. It’s an idea that we have been considering over the past few months. It’s really a question of the implementation but we are interested in it. And we are going to do something along those lines,” he was quoted as saying. Twitter began by asking developers to point out whether their account was a bot in account profiles when it updated its Developer Policy last year. The new feature will streamline compliance with the policy as developers will not have to update their bio manually. The label…

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