Aug 3, 2021

Twitter works with news sites to tackle disinformation

"Rather than waiting until something goes viral, Twitter will contextualize developing discourse at pace with or in anticipation of the public conversation," Twitter said. In a blogpost, Twitter said the new programme would "Increase the scale and speed" of this work by increasing their "Capacity to add reliable context to conversations happening on Twitter". The post said material from Reuters and AP would improve information credibility on the platform when Twitter's Curation team "Doesn't have the specific expertise or access to a high enough volume of reputable reporting on Twitter". Twitter will work separately with the two rival news agencies, and will focus initially on English-language content. A 2020 report by NYU Stern suggested Twitter has about 1,500 moderators - with 199 million daily Twitter users worldwide.

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