Twitter is bringing back 'prebunks' to get ahead of midterm misinformation

  Twitter has announced a series of changes it hopes will "protect civic conversation" on the platform ahead of the U.S. midtermelections . Here's a rundown of how they'll do it. First, they'll flag misinformation with labels that link to credible information or context. A test of labels last year decreased engagement with misinformation by 13 percent in replies, 10 percent in retweets, and 15 percent in likes. The labels also saw a 17 percent increase in clickthrough rates, a promising indication that more people were clicking to read "debunking content." The platform will also neither recommend nor amplify tweets it tags as misinformation and, in some cases, those tweets will not be able to be liked or shared. SEE ALSO: Twitter stopped caring about 2020 election lies just two months after it was all over Twitter will also be launching several product features, including prebunks, which are messages that appear at the top of users’ feeds to debunk fals ..
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