New Twitter policy: Government-related media mark

Twitter provides a number of user accounts with connection to governments in the future with icons. The user should get a better orientation. Small flags on sho

New Twitter policy: Government-related media mark

Twitter provides a number of user accounts with connection to governments in the future with icons. The user should get a better orientation. Small flags on show from now on, if it were the Account of members of governments or diplomats or institutions in which a state exerts control over content due to "financial resources, direct or indirect political pressure or a control of production and distribution". The short-messaging service announced on Thursday. Facebook handles the labelling already.

also close to the state media, as well as the editor and senior journalists were Affected. Such media accounts would no longer be recommended also to other users for subscriptions. The Chinese state Agency Xinhua for Thursday, the Label "Government-related media in China," the Russian media RT got the hint "close to the State media in Russia".

According to Twitter, are meant to serve the action the better arrangement of information in the public discourse. "An important part of this work is to provide people with a context, so that they can make informed decisions about what they see and how they engage on Twitter." The users have the right to know whether an account standing in to Twitter, directly or indirectly, in connection to a state actor.

Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 11:20

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