Twitter Partners with Big Media to Combat ‘Misinformation’

Twitter Partners with Big Media to Combat ‘Misinformation’

August 4, 2021

Breitbart News reports that social media giant Twitter is partnering with Reuters and the Associated Press in an effort to combat alleged “misinformation,” following in Facebook’s footsteps by outsourcing part of the company’s “fact-checking” to corporate media organizations.

According to Twitter, the partnership with AP and Reuters is aimed at “ensuring that credible information is available in real time around key conversations as they emerge on Twitter, especially where facts are in dispute or when Twitter’s Curation team doesn’t have the specific expertise or access to a high enough volume of reputable reporting on Twitter.”

Twitter also says it wants to “contextualize” emerging conversations, and anticipate the conversations before they start.

Twitter says one of its goals is “proactively providing context on topics garnering widespread interest including those that could potentially generate misleading information. Rather than waiting until something goes viral, Twitter will contextualize developing discourse at pace with or in anticipation of the public conversation.”

Of course, the issue here is, who decides what constitutes “misinformation”? We all know that Twitter and mainstream media organizations like the Associated Press lean hard left and view “misinformation” as anything that counters the leftist worldview and agenda. This partnership is nothing more and nothing less than a tool to censor online political opposition.

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