A leaked Twitter demo showed that the platform is considering tagging tweets from politicians and other public figures if the tweets contain lies or misinformation, reports NBC News. "Harmfully misleading" tweets would have red or orange labels and corrected information from fact-checkers, journalists, and other users in "a possible iteration" of a Wikipedia-like anti-misinformation campaign that Twitter plans to reveal on March 5 to NBC News ,
The project is still at a very early stage on Twitter, but a Twitter spokesman says in an email to The Verge that the labeling system is a “design model for an option that would include community feedback. Misinformation is a critical issue and we will test many different ways to address it. "
The leaked demo showed a tweet from Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), chairman of the House of Representatives minority, that contained incorrect information about whistleblowers, and a tweet from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which had an incorrect number about background checks on arms sales NBC News reports and a tweet with incorrect information about the corona virus. However, it is not clear how Twitter would determine which tweets will be labeled with the new labels.
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A version of the leaked demo – which the company emphasized to NBC News was only one of several ways – would allow Twitter users / moderators to collect points or "community badges" if they "contributed in good faith and themselves." behave like a good leader ”. How it would decide which users would become moderators and what kind of authority moderators would have is unclear, but "the more points you earn, the more your vote counts," according to the demo. "Community" members are asked to classify a tweet as "likely" or "improbable" as "harmful misleading". predict how many other community members would give the same answer on a sliding scale from 1 to 100; and to find out why they think the tweet should be tagged.
Earlier this month, Twitter announced the launch of its new manipulated media policy on March 5, which would ban fabricated photos, videos, and media on the platform that could be "misleadingly shared" and pose security risks. Media that has been misleadingly edited or otherwise changed to change its meaning would be classified as counterfeit, the company said.
Twitter has set up other tools to help users understand what information is inaccurate on its platform. In May, it announced a tool to contain vaccination information by redirecting users to zuaccines.org, a website of the Department of Health and Human Services. And last week, Twitter announced that it was extending its election integrity guidelines, which prohibit users from sharing "false or misleading information about participating in an election or other civic event" by directing users to Census.gov if they do Search for specific related keywords using the 2020 United States Census.