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Twitter is adding labels to the accounts of state-affiliated media and government officials

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Twitter is adding new labels to the profiles of government officials and state-affiliated media to provide more context to users on the platform on the authors of tweets that are circulated.
The labels impact the accounts of US officials like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo but do not affect personal accounts of heads of state such as that of President Donald Trump.
The move comes in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election and as social media companies continue to combat misinformation on their platforms.
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Twitter Will Label Government, State-Affiliated Media Accounts In Name Of ‘Transparency'

Twitter Will Label Government, State-Affiliated Media Accounts In Name Of ‘Transparency'

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

‘Our mission is to serve the public conversation and an important part of that work is providing people with context so they can make informed decisions.'
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Twitter will label RT & Sputnik but NOT BBC & NPR as it launches blitz on state media staff & govt officials

Twitter will label RT & Sputnik but NOT BBC & NPR as it launches blitz on state media staff & govt officials

1 month ago   |   By RT

Twitter has declared war on certain state-affiliated media entities, announcing accounts belonging to senior staff will be labeled and their tweets will not be amplified or recommended. The UK's BBC and the US' NPR are exempt.
The microblogging platform announced it will label accounts belonging to key government officials in countries on the UN Security Council, as well as accounts belonging to state-linked media outlets, their editors-in-chief and senior staff.
In a Thursday blog post , it warned it will no longer show tweets from state-linked media accounts on the home screen...
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Twitter to begin labeling 'state-affiliated media outlets'

Twitter to begin labeling 'state-affiliated media outlets'

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Twitter will start labeling the accounts of media outlets affiliated with the governments of countries on the U.N. National Security Council, it announced Thursday.
The new labels won't apply to all media outlets that receive government funding - only “outlets where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial resources, direct or indirect political pressures, and/or control over production and distribution,” according to Twitter's blog post announcing the change.
The labels will go on the accounts for China Daily, Russia Today, Sputnik and other media outlets, a...
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