Twitter wants to describe the wrong information more clearly
Twitter wants to describe the wrong information more clearly

As social media companies rethink their display of these tags, Twitter is trying to make the added tags about the disinformation more apparent.

Twitter's head of website security, Yuel Roth, said the company is considering changing the little blue notifications attached to some fake tweets to make those signals more visible.

The new task, Roth said, is to test the colors red and purple and see if users who post incorrect information frequently can be distinguished.

Twitter began adding fancy media tags in early 2020 and expanded the tags to include misinformation about the coronavirus and misleading tweets about the election.

In September, the platform announced that it would filter or remove leaflets in hopes of winning an election before confirming results.

Ross said the research undermined the view that reforms could reinforce people's beliefs about disinformation and led Twitter to rethink how to make labels more meaningful.

Twitter has been described as a late fix and has not been resolved by some experts with misinformation, but its implementation is very slow and has been criticized by researchers.

It took Twitter about eight hours to announce email polls to Trump in his tweets for the first time in May.

But the platform got faster after that, processing two Trump tweets within two hours in September.

Twitter reduces the reach of all Tweets that are flagged as misinformation by limiting their visibility and not recommending them in places like search results.

Disinformation experts say that Twitter's ban on retweeting tweets that violate Trump's rules on Twitter had a significant impact on its spread, but it was too late for that effect.

Twitter takes into account the number of Retweets, shares, and views. To prioritize the content that will benefit the most, the platform is studying how to predict which tweets can spread quickly.

Since the Twitter posts were first edited in May, Twitter has sent more than a dozen posts from President Trump for breaking the rules.

When asked how Twitter monitors well-known users like Trump or his presidential rival (Joe Biden), Ross replied: We are not specifically targeting individual accounts or individual account holders.

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