Twitter says it will label tweets from politicians that break its rules



Twitter is putting together a framework by
which it will hide certain tweets from political figures that violate platform rules, based
upon an assessment of whether the tweets meet public interest. When a tweet does not appear to meet the public
interest, Twitter is going to put a notice hiding the tweet from the public unless they
click on it. This applies to verified accounts of any politician
that has at least 100,000 followers. A cross-functional team at Twitter will determine
what tweets should be hidden… and in instances that violate the rules on abuse, harassment
and incitement, the politician would be asked to take the tweet down. There are concerns over whether the censorship
can be transparent and unbiased.

Maurice Vega

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