Twitter is introducing a way to report posts as “misleading” for the first time

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Twitter is introducing a way to report posts as “misleading” for the first time. But the new feature was only a test, and will only be available in a few countries to begin with. “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.

“We’re assessing if this is an effective approach so we’re starting small,” the company said on its safety account. “We may not take action on and cannot respond to each report in the experiment, but your input will help us identify trends so that we can improve the speed and scale of our broader misinformation work.”

Twitter has focused on issuing suspensions and bans to accounts which consistently spread harmful Covid-19 misinformation when they come to the company’s attention.

It also began putting warning labels on such tweets in early 2020, announced a collaboration with news organisations as part of an attempt to debunk false information, and started a pilot scheme in January to allow a small number of people to submit “notes” about misleading content.

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