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Twitter is adding labels to the accounts of state-affiliated media and government officials

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Twitter is adding new labels to the profiles of government officials and state-affiliated media to provide more context to users on the platform on the authors of tweets that are circulated.
The labels impact the accounts of US officials like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo but do not affect personal accounts of heads of state such as that of President Donald Trump.
The move comes in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election and as social media companies continue to combat misinformation on their platforms.
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Twitter to begin labeling ‘state-affiliated media outlets'

Twitter to begin labeling ‘state-affiliated media outlets'

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Twitter will start labeling the accounts of media outlets affiliated with the governments of countries on the U.N. National Security Council, it announced Thursday.
The new labels won't apply to all media outlets that receive government funding - only “outlets where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial resources, direct or indirect political pressures, and/or control over production and distribution,” according to Twitter's blog post announcing the change.
The labels will go on the accounts for China Daily, Russia Today, Sputnik and other media outlets, a...
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Twitter introduces new labels for government and state-linked media accounts

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Twitter is to begin adding labels to the accounts of government officials and state-affiliated media groups to provide more context on who the account represents.
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Twitter adds new labels for government officials and state-linked media outlets

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Change intended to allow users to better understand the nationality of accounts, Twitter says
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