Twitter to hide misleading tweets under new crisis response policy

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Twitter has introduced its crisis information policy to ensure that any misleading tweets are not amplified or recommended during crises in a further attempt to stamp out misinformation.

Under the policy, Twitter said as soon as it has evidence that a tweet is misleading it will be slapped with a warning notice which will also feature a link to more details about the crisis misinformation policy; likes, retweets and shares will be turned off; and the content would not be recommended across the service and be stopped from surfacing on the home page, search, or explore.  

Twitter added it will also prioritise adding warning notices to highly visible tweets and tweets from high-profile accounts, such as state-affiliated media accounts, verified, or official government accounts.

To determine whether a claim is misleading, Twitter

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