Twitter will correct politician posts with errors

Twitter is testing a new feature that will highlight and correct “misleading posts”

politicians, public figures and celebrities. The function introduces several types of misinformation - red and orange badges in the publication, which the company considered “harmful misinformation”.

Judging by the screenshots, under the warning will be placedTweets verified by the Twitter administration for fact checkers, journalists and other users who will receive certain levels of authority. They will contain comments explaining what exactly in the original tweet is a lie.

The administration of Twitter explained that this is onlyone of the functions of the new anti-disinformation platform policy. “We are exploring several ways to combat misinformation and create more context for tweets,” Twitter said. “Disinformation is a critical issue, and we will test several ways to solve it at the same time.”

Twitter will also introduce another feature thatwill allow users to earn points and badges to help in the moderation of the platform. According to NBC News, in the demo version that the journalists saw, users were asked to evaluate how "probable" or "unlikely" the facts were in certain publications.

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