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Pew: U.S. adult Twitter users tend to be younger, more democratic; 10% create 80% of tweets

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

A new report out this morning from Pew Research Center offers insight into the U.S. adult Twitter population. The firm's research indicates the Twitterverse tends to skew younger and more Democratic than the general public. It also notes that the activity on Twitter is dominated by a small percentage - most users rarely tweet, while the most prolific 10 percent are responsible for 80 percent of tweets from U.S. adults.
Pew says only around 22 percent of American adults today use Twitter, and they are representative of the broader population in some ways, but not in others.
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Twitter's new policies will remove misleading political tweets

Twitter's new policies will remove misleading political tweets

1 month ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Twitter is a key political transform and a source of news directly from politicians, both, fortunately, and in some cases - unfortunately. Twitter is now making it easy to report tweets that fall under the following category for removal: Misleading information about how to vote or register to vote (for example, that you can vote...
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Twitter Users Are Richer and More Woke Than the Rest of Us

1 month ago   |   By Wired

A new report from Pew Research backs up the idea that social media often doesn't reflect the larger world around us.
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Twitter to offer report option for misleading election tweets

Twitter to offer report option for misleading election tweets

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Twitter is adding a dedicated report option that enables users to tell it about misleading tweets related to voting - starting with elections taking place in India and the European Union .
From tomorrow users in India can report tweets they believe are trying to mislead voters - such as disinformation related to the date or location of polling stations; or fake claims about identity requirements for being able to vote - by tapping on the arrow menu of the suspicious tweet and selecting the ‘report tweet' option and then choosing: ‘It's misleading about voting'.
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YouTube will label videos to help European users avoid fake news

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Google has launched some new tools in a bid to fight misinformation about upcoming elections in Europe. A large part of that effort is focused on YouTube, where Google will launch publisher transparency labels in Europe, showing news sources which re...
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Twitter makes it easier to report election tweets that deliberately mislead people

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

With a number of high profile elections taking place around the world in the coming months, social media platforms are gearing themselves up for the inevitable onslaught of fake news and misleading information. Twitter has announced that it's doublin...
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Twitter unveils new tool against EU elections meddlers

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. social media company Twitter will launch a new tool next week to make it easier for users to flag deliberate attempts to mislead voters taking part in key European Parliament elections next month.
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