Twitter has officially announced that change your policy regarding media manipulation, a category that includes content such as Fake News, fake videos and other editions.
This new policy is responsible for prohibiting and censoring those Fake news that suppose “a serious damage” for the society.
As reported by The Verge, Twitter's approach to media manipulation will censor content that may "cause an impact on public safety or serious damage."
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The new Twitter policy
The objective of Twitter is to make the users of the social network who are exploring content in their feed have enough information to understand if the media are publishing real content or if they are not what they seem to be.
We know that some Tweets include manipulated photos or videos that can cause people harm. Today were introducing a new rule and a label that will address this and give people more context around these Tweets pic.twitter.com/P1ThCsirZ4
– Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) February 4, 2020
“We know that some tweets include manipulated photos or videos that can cause harm to people. Today we introduce a new rule that will solve this and give people more context about these tweets. ”
Tweets containing Fake News or fake content may be banned and eliminated, may be marked with a warning before being shared by users, or simply the social network may choose NOT to recommend them and / or send users to a link with more information.
On the other hand, if a user believes that the content has been unfairly marked as false, he may appeal the decision. Additionally, Twitter use its Moments platform to select tweets that belong only to trusted media. What do you think about this issue and the Fake News on social networks?