Thursday, February 20, 2020

Twitter will experiment with system to mark misleading information, "score" users


NBC News (Ben Collins) reports (with a video) that Twitter is experimenting with a system to highlight misinformation, overlaying with bright orange shading portions of tweets that violate a “Community Policy on Harmfully Misleading Information”.
   

Apparently users may gain points or reputation scores as to the validity of information they post.

I try to link to credible sources when I present controversial or disturbing information (such as about the Covid-19 coronavirus).  But some stories are views as “conspiracy theories” (such as about the biolab in Wuhan) even when credible news outlets have reported them. 
  
Tim Pool reports on an experiment he did with a PragerU story.

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