Twitter Is Testing a New Tool for Reporting Misinformation

Twitter Is Testing a New Tool for Reporting Misinformation

08/17/2021

Twitter announced Tuesday that select users in the U.S., South Korea and Australia will be able to report a tweet containing possible misinformation.

“We’re testing a feature for you to report Tweets that seem misleading—as you see them,” Twitter explained. “We’re assessing if this is an effective approach so we’re starting small.”

Those with access to the feature will be able to report a tweet by clicking on the three grey dots on the right side of a post. There, an option reading “Report Tweet” will lead to a new page where users will be able to report content as misleading. Users will be asked to select whether the misleading tweet is political, health-related, or relating to a different category, before specifying further information in their report. Twitter has not disclosed how many users will be included in the test group.

Twitter announced that they will not be able to address every report, but the obtained data will provide insight on how the company can expand the new feature for all users.

“We may not take action on and cannot respond to each report in the experiment, but your input will help us identify trends so that we can improve the speed and scale of our broader misinformation work,” Twitter wrote in a tweet.

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