The social network company Twitter will mark obviously false information about the war in Ukraine, as well as limit the dissemination of information that may be false.
This was reported by the Voice of America.
The company introduced such changes on May 19 as part of the new Policy for Overcoming False Information in Times of Crisis.
“This policy is intended to help protect Twitter discussions since the russian invasion of Ukraine. Especially during moments of crisis, misleading claims can go viral while the truth is still asleep.
To help address these dynamics, we won’t amplify or recommend potentially misleading content about crises, as soon as we find credible evidence a claim may be misleading,” said Yoel Roth, the company's security policy officer.
Users will not be able to “like”, reply to or disseminate posts that violate the new rules.
Such restrictions can reduce the spread of posts by 30-50%.
Roth noted that the policy will affect both sides of the conflict.
Deputy Chairman of the State Special Service of Ukraine Viktor Zhora welcomed the new rules of the social network and said that the international community should “find appropriate ways to prevent the spread of false information on social networks,” the AR reports.
We are reminding, that after the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine Twitter limited the distribution of information from more than 300 accounts of the russian officials, including the president.