Twitter’s Birdwatch fights misinformation with community notes – ITPro.works

Twitter is launching what it calls “a community-based approach to misinformation.” The Birdwatch project first came to light last fall thanks to product sleuth Jane Manchun Wong. Now Twitter has … Read More

TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others – ITPro.works

As social media platforms struggle to get U.S. election misinformation under control with varying degrees of success, TikTok has taken new actions to stop people from searching and browsing select … Read More

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users – ITPro.works

TikTok confirmed today it has taken down videos spreading election misinformation that had been posted to two high-profile Republican-supporting accounts, The Republican Hype House and The Republican Boys. The accounts, … Read More

Election Day was largely free from disruptive cyberattacks, as efforts shift to combating misinformation – ITPro.works

Polls closed in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday without any significant or disruptive cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity officials and experts. Election Day wasn’t without its problems. Some voting machines … Read More

Close US election results plunge social media into nightmare misinformation scenario – ITPro.works

When Trump spoke early Wednesday morning, it became clear which long-dreaded election scenario an anxious nation was on the cusp of. “This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump … Read More

Twitter starts showing all US users election misinformation warnings – ITPro.works

Starting today, Twitter users in the U.S. will see two large notices at the top of their feeds that aim to “preemptively debunk” misinformation related to voting. The striking messages … Read More

Changing how retweets work, Twitter seeks to slow down election misinformation – ITPro.works

Twitter announced Friday a major set of changes to the way its platform would work as the social network braces for the most contentious, uncertain and potentially high-stakes election in … Read More

Trump’s fight with COVID-19 adds fresh fuel to the misinformation fire he started – ITPro.works

With the president hospitalized, his doctors evading basic questions and an election 29 days away, chaos reigned after Trump tested positive for the virus that’s killed more than 200,000 Americans. … Read More

Twitter is building ‘Birdwatch,’ a system to fight misinformation by adding more context to tweets – ITPro.works

Twitter is developing a new product called “Birdwatch,” which the company confirms is an attempt at addressing misinformation across its platform by providing more context for tweets, in the form … Read More

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