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Twitter is planning to help its users to avoid fake news on the platform by introducing 3 different types of caveats labels

Every social media platform has to face the problem of fake or misleading information especially during the pandemic situation when many people across the world are approaching social networks to get authentic information about the COVID-19 vaccines. Social media platforms lose their prestige if users find information that is incorrect. Twitter is fighting against the users who are responsible for the dispersion of misinformation and MIT scholars have found that still, fake news is spreading more rapidly on Twitter than authentic news which can be much worrying.

Twitter is planning to fight against fake information by launching three different types of caveats that can help users to avoid fake news on the platform. These three popups include “Get the latest” that will help the people to understand that, for instance, if any person posts a piece of fake news about dihydrogen monoxide that can be a hazardous chemical that may be called WATER due to the reason of its odorless and colorless nature, Twitter will inform users the latest facts about water through a caveat. This will help users to make a difference between true and fake news.

The reverse engineering expert named Jane Manchun Wong has also reveled that the platform will use “Stay Informed” caveat if, for instance, someone says that the world will see darkness in the next few hours that means that it is showing the time zones that warning label will tell users that it is not the end of time. Twitter will divide the misinformation and fake news into different categories and the three labels will decide in which category that fake news falls that will help to reduce the malformation on the platform up to the great extent.

If a user posts a piece of information on the platform that is factually incorrect then a relevant of those three tags will be shown on the screen of the user that the information post is fake or misinformation so do not trust it. Now people will have to be very careful while posting news on the platform. Twitter also rolled out a category named read earlier you retweet which means that the user should review any information before tweeting anything. Twitter is using a sensible approach to fight against misinformation. Not only Twitter, but other social media platforms are trying their best to prevent disinformation, for instance, Facebook is deleting the pages which are responsible for generating misleading and wrong information.


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