Twitter To Call Out Links In Tweets That Lead To Russia State Media

Twitter it seems is going to try and fight any sort of disinformation campaign that the Russians may try to execute. It will now apparently call out links in Tweets that are connected to Russia state media:

Twitter’s head of site integrity, Yoel Roth, wrote that the platform has been seeing more than 45,000 tweets per day that are sharing links to state-affiliated media outlets. 

“Our product should make it easy to understand who’s behind the content you see, and what their motivations and intentions are,” he added.

In addition to adding labels that identify the sources of links, Roth said the platform is also “taking steps to significantly reduce the circulation of this content on Twitter.” 

I think that this is a good move as I’d rather them apply labels like this rather than outright banning media outlets on their platform. Because it basically calls out what they are up to. My question is will this be effective. Let’s watch and find out because it will be interesting to see.

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