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Twitter tests placing bright labels to indicate lies by public figures

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Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing adding brightly coloured labels underneath tweets posted by politicians and public figures that contain lies and misinformation.

FILE PHOTO: The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White

21 Feb 2020 05:15AM

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REUTERS: Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing adding brightly coloured labels underneath tweets posted by politicians and public figures that contain lies and misinformation.

The company told Reuters that the leaked demo is one possible iteration of a new approach to combat misinformation. NBC News earlier reported https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-testing-new-ways-fight-misinformation-including-community-based-points-n1139931 that Twitter company documents showing a mockup were accessible on a publicly available site, although it did not identify the site.

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"We're exploring a number of ways to address misinformation and provide more context for Tweets on Twitter," Twitter said in a statement.

"This is a design mockup for one option that would involve community feedback. Misinformation is a criticalRead More – Source