NEW TWITTER TOOLS
Twitter is experimenting with using colorful labels and other tools to respond to misinformation from political and public figures on its platform, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Hill.
Among the test changes, incorrect or misleading tweets from public figures would be corrected by fact-checkers and journalists who are verified on the platform. The company is also weighing whether to give similar abilities to users who participate in a “community reports” feature.
“We’re exploring a number of ways to address misinformation and provide more context for Tweets on Twitter. This is a design mockup for one option that would involve community feedback,” the Twitter spokesperson told The Hill.
“Misinformation is a critical issue and we will be testing many different ways to address it,” the company rep added.
NBC News first reported on the new features being considered in a demo shared with the outlet.
The Twitter spokesperson said that these particular features are only in early stages of research and there is no date set for a potential rollout.