Twitter is trying to tackle misinformation about the war in Ukraine with a new tool. For each message relating to potential fake news, a warning message will be displayed. The tweets that will be treated in priority will be the most visible messages, that is to say the most shared. But also those that come from the media or governments. In addition to the alert message, once Twitter determines that a tweet is spreading misinformation, it will no longer be possible to like or share it by retweeting it. A way to limit the visibility of these messages and to prevent their mass distribution.
A tool that could be extended to other subjects
This policy of moderation will not be reserved for the war in Ukraine. It could be set up for other conflicts, in the event of a health crisis or natural disaster.
The Californian group had already taken measures to try to reduce the circulation of official Russian propaganda on the social network, for example by blocking the accounts of the Russian media RT and Sputnik in the European Union or by no longer “recommending” the accounts. Russian government to users.
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