Sep 10, 2021

Twitter to label 'good' bot accounts

Twitter has announced a new feature allowing accounts to self-identify as bots, by adding a label to their profile. Twitter has removed tens of millions of suspected bot accounts in recent years. Some automated accounts are seen by Twitter as having a positive impact on the platform. One account Twitter highlighted as a "Good bot" live tweets every time there is an earthquake in San Francisco. It's not clear how many automated accounts will take up the offer, or whether the owners of many of these accounts would want to advertise that they are not run by humans.

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