Thursday, June 29, 2017

Twitter considering addition of a ‘fake news’ button


From Hot Air
According to a source who spoke to the Washington Post, Twitter is considering adding a new feature, a button designed to let users flag fake news:

The feature, which is still in a prototype phase and may never be released, is part of the company’s uphill battle against rampant abuse on its platform. It could look like a tiny tab appearing in a drop-down menu alongside tweets, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the effort.

Twitter has been plagued by many issues, such as fake accounts that can be purchased outright for pennies and that spread automated messages and false stories. Extremists use the service as a recruiting tool, and hate-spewing trolls have threatened women and minorities…

Read more   by John Sexton

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