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Twitter to start labelling politicians tweets

By NoCoupForYou follow NoCoupForYou   2019 Jun 27, 12:49pm 215 views   0 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Twitter said Thursday it will start labeling tweets from influential government officials who break its rules against bullying and abusive behavior.

Shares of Twitter dipped about 1% on the news but recovered slightly.

The new rule, announced in a blog post, responds to a common criticism of Twitter while being careful to avoid allegations of political bias. Over the last few years, users have questioned why Twitter does not take down tweets from President Donald Trump that appear to violate its content policies. While the blog post does not address Trump by name, it says the new rule will apply to verified government officials, representatives or candidates for a government position who have more than 100,000 followers.

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