Twitter loves you and wants you to be happy.
Why else would they spend all this time and effort, at the expense of actual profit, to control what information you’re allowed to see and share?
It can’t be because they have an agenda. Jack Dorsey told us all that Twitter does not police speech based on political affiliation or ideology. Certainly Jack Dorsey wouldn’t lie to Congress!
However, just in case you’re out there doing crazy things like getting your own information and sharing things that haven’t yet been “contextualized” by our betters in Big Tech, Twitter has announced they’ll be rolling out yet another “misinformation” policy to help you morons think the right thoughts.
The Hill reports that Twitter’s new ‘crisis misinformation’ policy is geared toward stopping the spread of misinformation during a crises, like, for instance, the recent shootings in Buffalo.
Twitter on Thursday announced a new approach to how it handles misinformation during crisis situations aimed more aggressively at targeting false allegations.
The platform will stop amplifying or promoting content about crises as soon as it has evidence that a claim may be misleading.
Tweets that violate the new policy will have an interstitial warning placed on them but not immediately be removed.
Twitter executives want to make sure that “misleading information” can’t do harm to the public trust. The public is just supposed to trust the judgment of a bunch of bitter millennials who work four hours a week to tell us what information is the right information.
“In times of crisis, misleading information can undermine public trust and cause further harm to already vulnerable communities,” Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of safety and integrity, wrote in a blog post.
“Alongside our existing work to make reliable information more accessible during crisis events, this new approach will help to slow the spread by us of the most visible, misleading content, particularly that which could lead to severe harms.”
The new policy defines crises as situations where there is “widespread threat to life, physical safety, health, or basic subsistence.”
Don’t you feel safer already?