Twitter partners news platforms to tackle misinformationBy Niyi Oyedeji on August 4, 2021
IN a bid to tackle misinformation on its micro-blogging platform, Twitter has partnered with two international news platforms, the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters.
Making the announcement in a blog post, Twitter stated that the collaboration will help the platform in identifying and elevating credible information.
“We are committed to making sure that when people come to Twitter to see what’s happening, they are able to easily find reliable information.”
Social media platforms have been making conscious efforts in tackling misinformation, particularly in curbing elections and COVID-19 related ones.
- Twitter did not change ‘like’, ’retweet’ button colour in solidarity with June 12 protest
- Malami joins Nigerians to defy ban, access Twitter using VPN
- Is Nigeria the only country in Africa where Twitter is restricted?
- Nigeria: Twitter policy didn’t author ‘We have reviewed our actions’ tweet in circulation
Twitter in January launched Birdwatch, a community-based approach to tackle misinformation.
The Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading and write notes to give informative context on it.
Twitter, however, added that this new partnership will help provide veracious context to wide range of issues on the platform.
“Twitter will be able to expand the scale and increase the speed of our efforts to provide timely, authoritative context across the wide range of global topics and conversations that happen on Twitter every day,”