Twitter may introduce feature to let users flag 'fake news'

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And a Pew Research Center survey previous year found that 62 percent of American adults get their daily news from social media.

The company is "exploring" a feature that would let you flag the tweet as containing "misleading, false, or harmful information", The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing two anonymous people familiar with the matter.

According to The Washington Post, the feature was still under testing at the prototype phase and when released, it could be a tab in a drop-down menu alongside tweets. Twitter wouldn't comment on any specifics either, but Emily Horne, a spokesperson for the platform said there "are no current plans to launch any type of product along these lines". "We've been doubling down on our efforts".

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This tools to allow users of the site to report Purposely false or deceitful news to the site maintainers.

Facebook is also crowdsourcing the fake-news fight.

Twitter may introduce a new feature to know about users flag "Fake News". Twitter has more than 300 million monthly users, and Facebook announced earlier this week that it reached 2 billion users. Google has also asked the public users to help spot on misleading or offensive.

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The third-party service, Twitter Audit, reports that 59 percent of President Trump's followers are bots or fake accounts and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had 66 percent of her Twitter following also accused of likely being fake.

It remains to be seen if the feature will ever see the light of the day. The platform particularly gives favour to a radical Muslim propagandist than a racist Caucasian; primarily because the radical Muslim propagandist is part of a protected class.

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