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Twitter modified the misinformation warning labels

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Twitter users will soon be able to use new warning labels on false and misleading tweets that were redesigned to make them more effective and less confusing.

The labels which was under surveillance since July, are an update from those Twitter used for election misinformation before and after the 2020 presidential contest.

The labels are being rolled out globally in an attempt to make them more useful and easier to notice, among other things.

According to experts, such labels are also employed by Facebook which can be beneficial to users. However, they may help social media sites to avoid the more difficult work of content moderation that includes selecting whether or not to remove posts, photographs, or videos that spread conspiracies and falsehoods.

Twitter modified only three categories of misinformation: “manipulated media,” such as videos and audio that have been deceptively altered in ways that could cause real-world harm; election and voting-related misinformation; and incorrect or misleading COVID-19 tweets.

The new designs added orange and red to the labels so they stand out more than the old version, which was blue and blended nicely with Twitter’s color scheme.

Twitter said: the redesigned labels showed a 17% increase in “click-through-rate,” which means that more people clicked on the redesigned labels to read the information debunking false or misleading tweets.

 

 

 


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