Twitter May Start Flagging Tweets Based on How Wrong They Are

As major tech companies continue to fight misinformation on their sites, Twitter appears to be working on a new way to tackle fake news.

Researcher Jane Manchun Wong posted mockups of a feature that Twitter is reportedly working on. According to Wong, Twitter is working on “three levels of misinformation warning labels” including “Get the latest,” “Stay Informed” and “Misleading.”

Wong clarified that while the “feature and the level name of each misinformation label…are real and created by Twitter,” the rendering is based on her own speculation.

Twitter has not yet publicly confirmed the new feature, though the tech giant recently re-rolled out a system that asks you to review your message before sending it based on the context.

Facebook is also tightening its policies around false information sharing and will now begin taking steps to call out repeat offenders. Last week, the company said it would begin flagging pages that continue to share misinformation.
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