Twitter: As microblogging web-site Twitter could be seeking at ramping up its fight against misinformation on the platform. Over the previous handful of months, the social media giant has been placing labels on tweets with regards to the US Presidential Elections and COVID-19 to flag any misleading info or to flag the authenticity of the post. Now, safety researcher Jane Manchun Wong has mentioned that Twitter would bring in 3 diverse levels of labels to inform customers about tweets containing possibly misleading info.
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The researcher mentioned that the 3 labels that the social media platform may possibly introduce involve “Get the latest”, “Stay Informed” and “Misleading”. In a series of tweets, Wong demonstrated how the feature would work.
In order to demonstrate the “Get the latest label, Wong wrote, “Snorted 60 grams of dihydrogen monoxide and I’m not feeling so well,” to which Twitter added a label providing more info about water.
In a second tweet, she wrote, “In 12 hours, darkness will ascend in parts of the world. Stay tuned.” This prompted Twitter’s “Stay Informed” label which shared more info about timezones.
The third tweet written by Wong stated, “We eat. Turtles eat. Therefore we are turtles.” Twitter flagged this tweet as Misleading, and supplied a guide to find out more about logical fallacies.
Twitter is working on 3 levels of misinformation warning labels:
“Get the latest”, “Stay Informed” and “Misleading” pic.twitter.com/0RdmMsRAEk
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 31, 2021
The testing of these labels was confirmed by the company’s web-site integrity head Yoel Roth quickly immediately after Wong’s disclosure, with Roth asking customers for feedback on how it can enhance this feature.
The timeline for when the feature would be implemented, having said that, is not but identified.
Meanwhile, a handful of days ago, Wong also shared that to take on its competitor Facebook, Twitter may possibly be bringing in Tweet Reactions. Sharing a screenshot of the feature that is at the moment becoming created, she showed reactions like “Cheer”, “Likes”, “Hmm”, “Sad” and “Haha”. While emojis for Hmm and Haha have been allocated, the web-site was but to allot emojis to the Cheer and Sad reactions when she shared the info.
Twitter is working on Tweet Reactions view:
“Likes”, “Cheer”, “Hmm”, “Sad”, “Haha”
The icons for the Cheer and Sad reactions are WIP and shown as the generic heart one at the moment https://t.co/ZCBhH8z7JR pic.twitter.com/dGqq1CzIis
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 28, 2021