Twitter is introducing a way to report posts as “misleading” for the first time.
Twitter is trialling a new button for users to report posts that are “misleading” as it steps up efforts to tackle the spread of viral hoaxes and misinformation.
Twitter earlier this month signed deals with the Associated Press and Reuters news agencies to help ‘elevate accurate information’ on its platform (Photo: John Raoux/AP) Twitter is trialling a new button for users to report posts that are “misleading” as it
Twitter’s safety team said: “We’re testing a feature for you to report tweets that seem misleading – as you see them.
“Some people” in Australia, South Korea, and the United States will now see an option for “it’s misleading” when trying to report a tweet, the tech giant said.
It said it was “assessing if this is an effective approach so we’re starting small”, meaning the company “may not take action on and cannot respond to each report in the experiment”.
Currently, someone reporting misinformation must choose from options such as “it’s suspicious or spam” or “it’s abusive or harmful” – and then narrow that down to more specific sub-categories to make a report.
Earlier this month, Twitter announced a partnership with the Associated Press and Reuters news agencies as part of efforts to stem the spread of misinformation, with reporters helping to provide “context and reliable information” embedded into search results and trending topics.
Twitter said: “We are committed to making sure that when people come to Twitter to see what’s happening, they are able to easily find reliable information.”