Twitter wants to cross the tweets of high-ranking persons annotate

Twitter is planning to tweets from high profile people, including politicians, that are normally against the rules, with an annotation. That says Twitter-beleidstopvrouw Vijaya Gadde against The Washington Post.

The annotations are placed in tweets that are against the rules, but because of their political or newsworthy context according to Twitter, are relevant to the public interest.

The planned measure as follows after Twitter in september 2017, announced in a tweet from the Us president Donald Trump, who, as a declaration of war was conceived, because of its newsworthiness, not to remove it.

At the time, were the tensions between the United States and North Korea high on. Trump called the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Twitter when “small raketman” and threatened that the North Koreans, “there no longer will be”.

Twitter wanted to in front of The Washington Post doesn’t elaborate on what persons the annotations apply. It is also within the company is still unclear as to how the annotations look like exactly.

“How can we (on a cross-border tweet, eds.) context add so that people will be aware that the content actually is against the rules, but a particular interest to the platform to continue?”, early topvrouw Vijaya out loud.

See also:
Twitter fits policy after North Korea-tweet Trump


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