Twitter boss admits the assumption that journalists monitor the site for misinformation was “wrong”

  • Twitter boss admits the assumption that journalists monitor the site for misinformation was “wrong”
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    The boss of Twitter Jack Dorsey acknowledged its assumption that journalists monitor the site for misinformation was “wrong”.
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The boss of Twitter Jack Dorsey acknowledged its assumption that journalists monitor the site for misinformation was “wrong”.

Mr. Dorsey made a comment as the debate continues around the social media presence of such figures, according to infowars Alex Jones.

Mr. Dorsey was criticized after he said the conspiracy theorist Jones had not violated the rules of Twitter through its content and journalists from infowars to hold the owner accountable.

Now the boss of social media, he acknowledged his initial approach was wrong.

A link to the blog on this issue by Mike Masnick Techdirt, Mr. Dorsey said, “Great post and criticism @mmasnick. And agree, my initial offer around journalists ‘hamfisted’ and ‘bad’. We would like to openly discuss and help design protocols to make decentralized policy and enforcement possible.”

Earlier this week, Mr. Dorsey said that “Vkontakte” will not remove the conspiracy theories, because he has not violated any of the rules of the site.

He added that while the accounts, such as Johns “often sensationalize issues and dissemination of unsubstantiated rumors,” it is important to journalists platform “is frequently seen problems and the spread of unsubstantiated rumours”.

The proposal was widely criticized, Mr. Dorsey was accused of trying to shift the blame from the application of the rules of procedure on Twitter.

Other tech giants, including Apple, like Spotify, YouTube and Facebook had removed the profiles, pages and accounts associated with Jones and infowars, each referring to its own individual rules, not allowing hatred as the reasoning behind their decision.

But Mr. Dorsey said that Twitter will not take a “one-time actions to make us feel good in the short term,” but instead hold their focus on the same standard as any other user and continue to look to improve the “health” of the public conversation on the site.

However, the report of si-EN-EN, as claimed, he found a few examples of John’s account violates our rules.

In an email, on Twitter person, she is also on Twitter Thursday on the website of the head of safety del Harvey acknowledged that some of the posts from Jones in years past violates the rules of Twitter, if they were sent today, but the company policy at that time did not cover specific issues.

Against Jones argues that in elementary school sandy hook shooting was a hoax, MS Harvey said that at the time he told them: “we have not developed our harassment policy that includes such charges, especially when they were not directed at specific persons.”

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