The microblogging platform, Twitter, has taken a significant decision to combat the spread of fake news on its platform. For a long time, Twitter is facing allegations regarding the spread of fake news. But now, the microblogging platform has finally allowed users to report fake news.
Currently, the mechanism to report fake news is in progress. Once enacted, it would come into effect across the globe and play a crucial role in combating the spread of fake news.
After implementing this mechanism, users will find it easy to flag fake news, like reporting offending content on Twitter. Tech experts have called this move a fascinating one. And Twitter users have also expressed their excitement after hearing it.
Process to Begin in Three Countries
Twitter users need to wait for some time before being able to report fake news on Twitter. In the beginning, the process will begin in just three countries. After that, it would spread to other countries across the globe.
Twitter said the new feature is handy to spot and report fake content on the social media platform. On Tuesday, Twitter said a small group of users in the countries, namely, the US, South Korea, and Australia, would use it.
“it’s misleading” would appear as an option for users who wish to report a fake tweet. Currently, the Twitter team is testing the feature to report misleading content on Twitter.
Experimentation is Going on Steadily
Twitter is conducting some experiments with the new features. And it’s a common tradition with every new feature that Twitter introduces. Earlier, the microblogging giant took some experiments to introduce developments such as Spaces, Fleets, and more into the markets.
At present, the feature is limited to just three countries. But soon, it will be an integral part of Twitter in the coming time. In its tweet, the company said it is progressing with small steps. And it is experimenting if it is really the right approach to tackle the nexus of fake news.
Soon, it will finalize an algorithm that effectively reports fake news on Twitter. The procedure to report fake content will remain the same as flagging any offensive content. Twitter users can report fake news by simply clicking on a dropdown menu appearing on the top right.
Twitter is following the same path as followed by its rival, Facebook. By choosing a specific section of content, users will find reporting fake news an easy task.