March 29, 2019
Twitter has a new plan to tackle tweets that violate its policies.
Soon, the company may add annotations to tweets from politicians, including President Donald Trump, when they violate Twitter rules, Vijaya Gadde, the company’s head of legal, policy, and trust and safety, told the Washington Post.
The feature would primarily be used to address tweets that may contain offensive content or outright break its rules, but are still deemed to be in the public interest.
‘One of the things we’re working really closely on with our product and engineering folks is, “How can we label that?”‘ Gadde told the Post.
‘How can we put some context around it so people are aware that that content is actually a violation of our rules and it is serving a particular purpose in remaining on the platform.’
The firm is exploring adding annotations to certain tweets from pubic officials in order to signify that they violate its policies.
It didn’t specify how this would work or who the new annotations would apply to.
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Twitter has struggled to address how to police these kinds of content in the past.
This article was posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 6:31 am