Skip to comments.AP and Reuters Team up with Twitter to Patrol Political Dissent as ‘Misinformation’
Posted on 08/03/2021 12:31:28 PM PDT by Red Badger
Two of the largest news publications in the country, the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters, have teamed up with one of the leading tech giants, Twitter, in a new partnership to crack down on “misinformation” and “elevate credible information,” the Daily Caller reports.
Twitter confirmed the new alliance in a blog post, saying that the two publications would be responsible for identifying “misleading” information, and to help Twitter expand its efforts to mediate trending stories, “especially where facts are in dispute.” The websites will also help Twitter staff whenever they lack “sufficient expertise or access to a high enough volume of reputable reporting.”
“This program is just part of our ongoing efforts to help people understand the conversation happening on our service,” the Twitter blog post continued. “People experience a range of public conversations on Twitter every day, and we’re committed to continuing our work to elevate credible information and context.”
Tom Januszewski, a spokesman for the Associated Press, said that the AP aims “to expand the reach of factual journalism.” Reuters’ Hazel Baker made the questionable claim that “trust, accuracy, and impartiality are at the heart of what Reuters does every day,” and that “those values drive our commitment to stopping the spread of misinformation.”
Twitter, along with other Big Tech platforms, have significantly increased their efforts to crack down on political dissent in recent months, most notably by permanently banning President Donald Trump in January, while he was still the sitting President of the United States. Other platforms such as YouTube and Facebook have either outright banned, or attached “warning labels” to, content that raises doubts about the 2020 presidential election, the efficiency of coronavirus restrictions, and other controversial subjects.
This is dangerous territory. And, it’s been growing for the past 15 years.
Righting this ship of State will be no faint undertaking...
Gee....hope they don’t look here.....
Gee....hope they don’t look here.....
Kinda like Pravda and Investia getting together.
So who patrols AP and Reuters misinformation?
It’s misleading any time democrats (elected or in journalism) wrongly claim that President said anything about “good nazis” at the Charlottesville protest. And not one fact check on it, even at the 2020 debates.
AssPress also had the forged Waco memos and Dan Rather didn’t want them to “break the news”.
I believe this will be be fatal to the republic. We’ve not kept it, Mr. Franklin.
I agree...these waters flowing could escalate at any time where political debate or opposing views are shut down completely....and who are actually determining what is or not factual? ...people sitting behind computer screens.
Who the hell is using Twitter?
The quality of an elected government will never exceed the quality of the press. We’re toast.
Twitter just ran a story on Vindman saving the country. They ran it for two days in their margin.
Old Danny was thwarted in 2004 by this website right here.
What are termed to be “misinformation” as opposed to “credible information” gets onto some shifting ground, as amorphous as “public opinion”. A changing perception, based on evidence as it becomes available or as it is revealed, can sometimes totally alter the interpretation of what really happened.
Dismissing certain tentative judgments because they are “crackpot” or “unconventional” may cripple or invalidate the conclusions arrived at, because of distortion or denial of certain realities.
Think of it as being a wrongly determined outcome of a trial, when the accused was innocent of whatever crime was charged in the beginning.
Ding winner. If half the country used non Twitter tweeting, this would matter only to thier side. They could censor themselves to death.
The glorious IBM selectric ball discussions.
FR is definitely in the cross hairs.
You know what the Russians used to say about Pravda (truth) and Isvestia (news).
There is no truth in Pravda and no news in Isvestia.
I banned them for life. 😁
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