Twitter Is Developing Three Different Misinformation Warning Labels

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Twitter is reportedly developing multiple “misinformation” labels, including “Get the latest,” “Stay informed,” and “Misleading.”

9to5Mac reports that Twitter is developing a number of misinformation labels. The company recently introduced the “read before you retweet” pop-up which warns users to think twice before sharing content in an attempt to reduce the spread of misinformation.

If Wong tweets: “In 12 hours, darkness will ascend in parts of the world. Stay tuned.” Twitter will add a “Stay Informed” label noting that Wong is referring to the concept of timezones and not the end of the world.

In a final example, Wong tweeted: “We eat. Turtles eat. Therefore we are turtles,” which Twitter adds a “Misleading” label to since it’s a logical fallacy. This feature is an attempt by Twitter to reduce the spread of what it claims to be misinformation on its platform.

It’s currently unclear when this feature will launch or how effective it will be, but is a clear sign that Twitter is attempting to deal with heavy criticism in recent years.

Author : Lucas Nolan

Source : Breitbart : Twitter Is Developing Three Different ‘Misinformation’ Warning Labels