Twitter voegt Labels aan Covid-19 posts toe

Om fakenieuws te stoppen rondom Covid-19 heeft Twitter labels toegevoegd aan nieuws rondom Corona.

Aldus Twitter:

"During active conversations about disputed issues, it can be helpful to see additional context from trusted sources. Earlier this year, we introduced a new label for Tweets containing synthetic and manipulated media. Similar labels will now appear on Tweets containing potentially harmful, misleading information related to COVID-19. This will also apply to Tweets sent before today."

De labels lijken op de 'Manipulated media' labels die in Februari werden toegevoegd

As part of a new rule, we may add a “Manipulated media” label to videos and photos that've been edited and deceptively shared. We heard the label isn't noticeable, so we're working to make it easier to see on your timeline and visible if you tap into a Tweet or go to a profile. — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 19, 2020

Rondom de Covid-19 labels schrijft Twitter het volgende:

"Our teams are using, and improving on, internal systems to proactively monitor content related to COVID-19. Additionally, we’ll continue to rely on trusted partners to identify content that is likely to result in offline harm."

Deze labels moeten gebruikers meer laten nadenken over het soort content dat ze lezen en vooral doordelen.

De regels voor de labels zijn gebaseerd op drie opties:

  • Misleading information - Statements or assertions that have been confirmed to be false or misleading by subject-matter experts, such as public health authorities.

  • Disputed claims - Statements or assertions in which the accuracy, truthfulness, or credibility of the claim is contested or unknown.

  • Unverified claims - Information (which could be true or false) that is unconfirmed at the time it is shared.

Twitter neemt hier weer een belangrijke stap in "curated content" en de identificatie en visualisatie hiervan/.

Je kunt alle info omtrent de labels hier lezen.