Twitter Announces “Crisis Misinformation Policy”
Twitter recently announced its “Crisis Misinformation Policy,” which will censor posts or accounts containing “viral misinformation.” We must pray that this power is not misused to silence our freedom of speech.
From National File. Twitter recently announced its new “crisis misinformation policy” which will seek to suppress posts the company deems “viral misinformation.” The update will allow Twitter employees to label, and censor posts they determine to be misleading or false. The company claimed that the new tools will only be used in the case of a “humanitarian crisis.”
“Today, we’re introducing our crisis misinformation policy – a global policy that will guide our efforts to elevate credible, authoritative information, and will help to ensure viral misinformation isn’t amplified or recommended by us during crises,” Twitter wrote in a blog post Thursday. “In times of crisis, misleading information can undermine public trust and cause further harm to already vulnerable communities.”
Twitter went on to define such crises as “situations in which there is a widespread threat to life, physical safety, health, or basic subsistence.”
“This definition is consistent with the United Nations’ definition of a humanitarian crisis and other humanitarian assessments,” the company added.
As part of its new “misinformation policy”, Twitter will employ a variety of tools, including the removal tweets from recommendations and disabling engagement on “misleading” posts. In addition to a label, users will not be able to like, retweet or reply to flagged tweets….
Many believe Twitter’s “crisis misinformation policy” will be yet another policy that is selectively applied to conservatives….
What do you think of this policy? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
(Excerpt from National File. Photo Credit: Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash)
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