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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:47 AM

Twitter considering labeling Trump tweets that violate rules


Twitter considering labeling Trump tweets that violate rules
By Emily Birnbaum - 03/28/19 09:15 AM EDT


A Twitter executive on Wednesday said the company is considering a new feature that will label tweets from politicians, including President Trump, when they violate Twitter rules.

Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's head of legal, policy, and trust and safety, at a Washington Post event on Wednesday said the company might start annotating offensive tweets from public figures with a message about why they remain up.

Twitter has long held that some posts from public figures should remain up because they are "newsworthy," even when they violate Twitter guidelines.

"One of the things we’re working really closely on with our product and engineering folks is, ‘How can we label that?’" Gadde said during the Post event. “How can we put some context around it so people are aware that that content is actually a violation of our rules and it is serving a particular purpose in remaining on the platform?"


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https://thehill.com/policy/technology/436218-twitter-considering-labeling-trump-tweets-that-violate-rules?fbclid=IwAR0v5rL3C3YhHpv9C9XADiDEMlifaVp7c7bqEd_Ebjh30B0Uc0UsNGOAX0A

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Reply Twitter considering labeling Trump tweets that violate rules (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
marylandblue Mar 2019 #1
Eugene Mar 2019 #2
eppur_se_muova Mar 2019 #7
SlogginThroughIt Mar 2019 #3
dalton99a Mar 2019 #4
elleng Mar 2019 #5
Ms. Toad Mar 2019 #6

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:00 AM

1. Surgeon General's Warning: Reading this tweet may be hazardous to your sanity.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:10 AM

2. How about a consistent policy and suspending the MF?

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Response to Eugene (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:05 AM

7. + a Brazillion nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:14 AM

3. So basically

 

So basically they are saying some users get special attention and that they will allow their platform to be used to spread hateful propaganda... albeit with a disclaimer attached.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:19 AM

4. A two-tier system where asshole politicians are untouchable

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:21 AM

5. 'Here it is! Come see it here!'

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:23 AM

6. At least this is an express acknowledgement

that Trump's tweets violate the rules. I have a pretty good record of having nearly every tweet I report being removed as violating the rules - except Trump's. With the tweets of his that I report, that are the same nature as others I report, I don't even get a response.

So this, at least, is an acknowledges, what has been going on. A step in the right direction.

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