How will Twitter’s rules on “fake news” affect your Facebook page?
Here are the key points.
The social media giant is planning to impose new rules for “fake” news on its platform, which will prohibit the spread of stories that don’t exist, and will require people to delete posts that aren’t accurate.
The company’s rules will require a six-week time limit to delete an account and will allow users to report stories that are “inaccurate, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise false,” according to a company blog post.
Users are required to immediately delete content, and the new rules are being rolled out to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn, and Reddit, the company said.
While the new rule is aimed at preventing the spread in Facebook’s largest social network of fake news stories, the rules won’t apply to Facebook posts, as Facebook already requires.
Twitter has had a long history of cracking down on “inauthentic” news stories on its site, as the company has faced accusations of censoring content from a variety of sources, including the Russian government, the Russian hacking of the 2016 election, and other political campaigns.