For many years, Twitter has announced its intention to control fake news and finally he seems to have found an effective strategy in this difficult task. According to researcher Jane Munchun Wong’s post, Twitter will fight Fake News with a tag-based user alert feature.
Twitter, which like other social networks has been criticized for the ease with which disinformation can be spread, is testing the feature which includes three new warning labels, designed to try to prevent the spread of fake news. Tweets will include tags that include “Get the latest “,” Stay informed “and” Deceiver “
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As usual, Wong shared screenshots of the new feature with which Twitter plans to get rid of Fake News, via his profile on this social network. To demonstrate the functionality, Wong must have tweeted content that triggered the three warnings.
Twitter works on three levels of disinformation warning labels:
“Get the latest news”, “Stay informed” and “Die in error” pic.twitter.com/0RdmMsRAEk
– Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 31, 2021
Following the leak shared by Wong, Twitter’s site integrity officer Yoel Roth confirmed the existence of the beacons, claiming that these are “first experiences” while inviting comments on its current configuration. It remains to be seen whether these labels will be accessible to everyone or when they will be limited to official Twitter applications.
Previously, the researcher posted images on a monthly Twitter subscription, which is still in the testing phase. By now it has become clear that Jack Dorsey’s company is full of ambitious plans for this 2021.