Aug 18, 2021

Twitter tests 'misleading' post report button for first time

Twitter is introducing a way to report posts as "Misleading" for the first time. Twitter's reporting function has never offered a clear option for such posts. "Some people" in Australia, South Korea, and the United States will now see an option for "It's misleading" when trying to report a tweet, the tech giant said. Currently, someone reporting misinformation must choose from options such as "It's suspicious or spam" or "It's abusive or harmful" - and then narrow that down to more specific sub-categories to make a report. There are fears that the social media site will struggle to moderate the avalanche of content reported - including from those promoting falsehoods, who then flag accurate information as misleading.

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