Twitter’s fledgling misinformation tool is adding aliases

Twitter announced on Monday that its crowdsourced misinformation-fighting tool, Birdwatch, is introducing aliases for its contributors. Contributors will have one chance to pick from five randomized alias options (as opposed to using their actual usernames), which will be available through the Birdwatch link.  “We want everyone to feel comfortable contributing to Birdwatch,” the Birdwatch account…

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Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official

By Caroline Vakil – 10/24/21 03:10 PM EDT Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said Saturday that his official Twitter account had been suspended over a post he made about Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health Rachel LevineRachel LevineOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter…

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Twitter, Facebook May Let Taliban Control Afghan Government Social Media Accounts

Afghan militia gather with their weapons to support Afghanistan security forces against the Taliban, … [+] in Afghan warlord and former Mujahideen leader Ismail Khan’s house in Herat on July 9, 2021. AFP via Getty Images The Taliban control all 34 provinces in Afghanistan, Kabul, the capital city, the presidential palace—and possibly soon a slew…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter — again

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has once again been suspended from Twitter for sharing misinformation about COVID-19. Her account is on a seven-day lock, according to Twitter. The suspension comes one day after Greene tweeted that the FDA “should not approve” COVID vaccines. She falsely claimed that “vaccines are failing and do not reduce the spread of…

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