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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey proposes editorializing the tweets of world leaders like Trump

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey proposes editorializing the tweets of world leaders like Trump

    A handful of companies are controlling the majority of the world’s conversations, subtly introducing rules to close the gap of what ideas they find acceptable and slowly edging out those they don’t.

    H/T: Reclaim The Net

    The example they gave is, what would happen if President Trump tweeted “potentially harmful” statements about the coronavirus?

    Dorsey responded that “labeling would come in really handy,” and talked about Twitter’s recent policy announcement that is aimed to tackle the tweets of public leaders.

    “When it’s broadcast on television, you have no ability to talk back,” Dorsey said, and while you may not think it based on Twitter’s recent actions, the ability for users to comment and disagree is an important part of Twitter, Dorsey at least says he believes.

    Dorsey said that instead of removing the tweets of world leaders, Twitter will instead introduce an “interstitial.”

    “Anything that we can do to interstitial a lot of this and provide context that is credible and might show a disagreement or a debate around the topic, I think, would be helpful,” Dorsey said.

    “The team is working on a great experiment to do just that, that we hope to launch as quickly as possible to give people a broader context for a particular tweet…I think we’ll disarm a bunch of it.”

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