7 months Twitter to deemphasize, label politician tweets that break rules MB |Tech
By the Associated Press Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it would identify and de-emphasize tweets that broke its rules but came from important sources such as politicians, in order to strike a balance between free expression and accountability. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/ MANILA BULLETIN) Twitter said the new rules would apply to politicians and government officials with more than 100,000 followers. “We’ll now clearly label any tweets which violate our terms of service but decide to keep up due to the public interest,” Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said. If flagged, a notice would cover the offending tweet and require ... more