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Twitter will add warning labels to tweets from world leaders that break its rules following years of public criticism and uncertainty around contentious posts from Donald Trump and other politicians.
On Thursday, the San Francisco-based company introduced a new policy for tweets from well known government officials that violate its policies on abuse, harassment, and violent threats. Instead of removing the violative posts, it will put them behind a warning notice. That notice will explain that a tweet was found to be in violation of Twitter’s policies, but has been allowed to remain on the platform because the company believes it to be in “the public’s interest.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“Our highest priority is to protect the health of the public conversation on Twitter, and an important part of that is ensuring our rules and how we enforce them are easy to understand,” the company said in a blog post on Thursday. “In the past, we’ve allowed certain Tweets that violated our rules to remain on Twitter because they were in the public’s interest, but it wasn’t clear when and how we made those determinations.“
BuzzFeed reported that a Twitter spokesperson said the change was “not inspired by any specific world leader.”
The spokesperson also said the policy will not be retroactive and will apply only to tweets from verified accounts of government officials or candidates for public office with more than 100,000 followers.
Sometimes, we decide that it may be in the public’s interest for certain Tweets to remain on Twitter, even if they would otherwise break our rules. We’re going to start using a new notice to make it clear when we make these decisions. Read more:https://t.co/XqlJ9KHgir
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) June 27, 2019
Anti-Trump actress Alyssa Milano touted the report in a Twitter post:
Twitter Will Put Warning Labels On Tweets From World Leaders That Break Its Rules https://t.co/K9UAETTfId
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 27, 2019
— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) June 27, 2019
— BuzzFeed Politics (@BuzzFeedPol) June 27, 2019
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