Friday, June 30, 2017

Twitter ought to hurry up and let users flag fake news

Twitter is believed to be testing a feature to allow users to report tweets containing fake news and bogus or misleading information, reports The Washington Post. Sadly, that’s not quite enough reason to celebrate: a company spokesperson told WP, “There are no current plans to launch any type of product along these lines.” That might be because it doesn’t have a set timeline for the release of this feature, but Twitter’s late to the game as it is. Tackling the problem of misinformation is crucial to any social platform, and it’s especially pertinent to Twitter, where fake accounts and bots…

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