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Thu May 28, 2020, 02:53 PM

Defying Trump, Twitter Doubles Down on Labeling Tweets

Source: NYT

Twitter on Thursday added new fact-checking labels to hundreds of tweets, even as the Trump administration prepared an executive order to curtail the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content posted on their platforms.
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But Twitter has doubled down. Early Thursday, it added fact-checking labels to messages from Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry who had claimed that the coronavirus outbreak may have begun in the United States and been brought to China by the U.S. military.

Twitter also added notices on hundreds of tweets that falsely claimed a photo of a man in a red baseball cap was Derek Chauvin, an officer involved in the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died this week after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by police. The Twitter label alerted viewers that the image was “manipulated media.”
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A Twitter spokeswoman said that the tweets modified on Thursday contained “potentially misleading content” and that the fact-checking was consistent with the company’s approach this month. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, also said he would not back down from the fact-checking effort. “We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information,” he wrote.
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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/technology/trump-twitter-fact-check.html

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Reply Defying Trump, Twitter Doubles Down on Labeling Tweets (Original post)
uppityperson May 28 OP
GusBob May 28 #1
dem4decades May 28 #2
moosewhisperer May 28 #3
RKP5637 May 28 #5
flibbitygiblets May 28 #12
RKP5637 May 28 #4
C Moon May 28 #6
RainCaster May 28 #7
BigmanPigman May 28 #17
leftieNanner May 28 #18
kurtcagle May 28 #23
Dave Starsky May 28 #27
monmouth4 May 28 #8
DENVERPOPS May 28 #20
reACTIONary May 28 #26
monmouth4 May 28 #28
Cha May 28 #9
TreadSoftly May 28 #10
Crowman2009 May 28 #11
bucolic_frolic May 28 #13
sarchasm May 28 #19
DENVERPOPS May 28 #21
bucolic_frolic May 28 #22
orangecrush May 28 #14
Thekaspervote May 28 #16
zentrum May 28 #15
Hulk May 28 #24
GulfCoast66 May 28 #25

Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 02:56 PM

1. Fascinating Dynamic

Are the Trumpers gonna whine about the fact checking of China's lies?

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:00 PM

2. Twitter can give Trump Pinocchios just like the Post now.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:02 PM

3. Waiting...

When will they call out Shitler’s Scarborough tweets?

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Response to moosewhisperer (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:07 PM

5. K&R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to moosewhisperer (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:28 PM

12. This!

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:07 PM

4. Excellent. It's a great first step toward cleaning up bullshit lies. n/t

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:13 PM

6. Trump's pissed (because Putin's pissed) that they can't use the 2016 playbook...

first a higher amount of voting by mail, now this.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:36 PM

7. Sure they can! Komrade Zuck will be quite happy to accommodate DFT's Russian troll farms

Zuckerberg has stated that it is not FB's place to decide the truthiness of anything. He will take money from anyone- bot or human.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #7)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:45 PM

17. Good point!

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #7)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:47 PM

18. Which is why I no longer go on FB

I used to enjoy reading stuff about old friends.

Now I just can't support that asshole by clicking on the website. It's actually not that difficult. It's installed on my desktop computer in the basement and now that I have a laptop (upstairs!) that does NOT have FB loaded, I am freed from bondage! Plus when my old cell phone died a few years ago, I didn't install it on my new phone. TA-DAAA!

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #7)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:07 PM

23. Trump wouldn't take him up on it.

Zuckerberg's been watching a not so slow hemorrhage from Facebook for some time now, first because of the migration of GenZers to Instagram and from there to Snapchat, and then migration of professionals to Linked In. Of course, that also gives Trump a considerably smaller "audience" that are already somewhat self-selected.

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Response to kurtcagle (Reply #23)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:24 PM

27. That's because Zuckerberg is a terrible pedophile.

At least, that's the story I've seen circulating on Facebook lately. I'm not saying it's true, but that's what I'm hearing. Lots of people are saying it.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:59 PM

8. What about those voting machines Ivanka got the patents for. Mail-In Voting is really going to

screw that up. I'm so happy..

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #8)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:54 PM

20. How does anyone know

That her "voting Machines" aren't ones that scan the mail in votes. They require programing and can be directed to post false information also......

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #8)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:20 PM

26. She didn't get any patents for voting machines...

.... she got trademarks. And who the hell is going to buy an Ivanka voting machine?

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #26)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:33 PM

28. Ahh, my bad. Sorry..n/t

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 04:13 PM

9. TY Twitter!


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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 04:29 PM

10. Where do I volunteer to help label the others going back half a decade? (nt)

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:26 PM

11. Just delete orange shit-for-brains damn account already!

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:38 PM

13. Like Jack or hate Jack

you have to know he understands the role of facts and truth in every type of communication, and every company or profession that relies on facts or truth in its business. Courts, sports, journalism, politics ... we are in deep propaganda if facts and truth become totally fluid and unreliable.

"Do you swear to tell all lies, and nothing but lies?"

Imagine a sporting event where every player wore someone else's jersey and number.

Judges and juries are baffled, capricious, unreliable, and worthless if no one tells the truth.

Drumpf is going deep Goebbels here. You can't regulate truth and balance any more than you can morality. This EO is attempting to force Fox News standards onto social media. It must be an epic fail, and very very soon. Court cases predicted.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #13)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:48 PM

19. If Jack Dorsey had any balls...

...he’d use the POTUS’ (aka the government) speech as a case to ban him because the government is infringing on Twitter’s speech by calling out his BS.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #13)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:59 PM

21. Your analogy about sports is not great

If a player is caught wearing a different number jersey than assigned to him, it usually results in ejection from the game unless the refs acknowledge the change in advance of the game and inform the other team's coach.......

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #21)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:07 PM

22. My analogy about sports is great in its entirety

The whole point being, you don't follow the rules when distorting reality to suit your own agenda. Refs no longer enforce that rule in this hypothetical. Truth, logic, facts, rules, convention have been abandoned.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:39 PM

14. Close his account


End of problem.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #14)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:43 PM

16. Or dotard's handlers can tell him not to tweet!

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:42 PM

15. Had no idea Twitter

.....was capable of being this principled in the face of bullying.

Thank you Twitter.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:07 PM

24. Not impressed...😒

This Draft Dodging Coward Con-artist Liar has been spewing shit for over 4 years as the repuKKKe orange god...and they are JUST NOW waking the fuck up???

EVERYONE of his g'damned tweets needs to be marked. He's pulled this shit from their site since before he came down his escalator with his nude pin up trophy wife #3.

Better late than never...but pretty damned late to the party. It's nearly over...ASSHOLES!!

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:22 PM

25. Dude who owns it is a multi billionaire, right?

Assuming all his wealth is not tied into Twitter stock, why not just shut the whole thing down?

Put out a statement that he will not run a Private company that A fascist president is trying to control. Say he will restart it when we have legitimate government.

Then pull the big ‘Off’ lever. Trump would have a coronary if there was no Twitter.

He still owns the name. Yeah, other sites will try to monopolize the game but it will be scattered. Then restart it when we have a legitimate president.

Obviously, while doing well, I don’t think like a billionaire!

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