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Twitter Releases Redesigned Orange and Red ‘Misinformation’ Labels

Twitter is doubling down on letting you know when they think your internet behavior is uncouth

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Twitter is doubling down on letting you know when they think your internet behavior is uncouth. Reportedly the company has been testing new labels since July, and “are an update from those Twitter used for election misinformation before and after the 2020 presidential contest” reports the Associated Press.

The new designs include added orange and red labels to “stand out” more than the old blue version, which blended with Twitter’s blue color scheme. However, the company was also cautious, as “its tests showed that if a label is too eye-catching, it leads to more people to retweet and reply to the original tweet.”

The AP writes those labels used in the presidential election “drew criticism for not doing enough to keep people from spreading obvious falsehoods.” Therefore the redesign will launch on Tuesday in hopes of being “easier to notice.”

The AP states experts say such labels are helpful to users and allow the big tech social media giants to “sidestep the more difficult work of content moderation – that is, deciding whether or not to remove posts, photos and videos that spread conspiracies and falsehoods.”

In its testing phase, Twitter said the redesigned labels showed a 17% increase in “click-through-rate” meaning more people would click on the labels to read the information debunking false or misleading tweets. “Misleading tweets that got the redesigned label – with an orange icon and the words ‘stay informed’ were also less likely to be retweeted or liked than those with the original labels.”

Twitter labels three types of misinformation: “manipulated media,” such as videos and audio believed to have been deceptively altered in ways that could cause real-world harm; election and voting-related misinformation and false or misleading tweets related to COVID-19.

The AP adds “tweets with more serious misinformation – for instance, a tweet claiming that vaccines cause autism – will get a stronger label, with the world ‘misleading’ and a red exclamation point. It won’t be possible to reply to, like or retweet these messages.”

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  1. cathy russell

    November 18, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    I was told that I am guilty of inappropriate behavior by Twitter
    and my account would be blocked. My tweet was a pro-Rittenhouse comment. Haters keep on hating I guess, but I am good as gone at Twitter.

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Elections

Social Media Goes Wild During MSNBC’s Election Night Meltdown

“MSNBC is currently going through the 7 stages of grief on an endless loop in real-time”

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Social media was thoroughly entertained by MSNBC’s “meltdown” over the November 2 election results rolling in. The cable channel likely got a little boost in viewership as Twitter users suggested others quickly turn to the channel to enjoy the comedy special.

As Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin began to take a clear advantage over Democrat Terry McAuliffe, “MSNBC hosts had public meltdowns that made for must-see TV among conservatives” write Fox News.

“If you want to give yourself a treat, turn on MSNBC” Ann Coulter tweeted. National Review critic and writer Kyle Smith tweeted, “Every conservative I know is watching MSNBC.” Meghan McCain wrote, “MSNBC is on nothing short of an emotional journey to Narnia tonight.”

Radio host Buck Sexton tweeted, “MSNBC is currently going through the 7 stages of grief on an endless loop in real-time.” The panel of hosts, Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace “spent much of the night making excuses and blaming Youngkin’s success on the backlash to critical race theory, which they claim doesn’t exist” writes Fox News.

Once word got out that Wallace made the claim critical race theory doesn’t exist, “the outspoken, right-leaning crowd that typically wouldn’t dare admit to watching the far-left network couldn’t help themselves on Election Night.”

It wasn’t just the words of the hosts that garnered attention, but also the station’s coverage, which was in essence, denial. NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck shared many of the clips from the MSNBC hosts throughout the night, including when the network dropped out of covering gubernatorial races in favor of Republican candidates and covered New York City Democrat Eric Adams’ victory speech instead.

“MSNBC’s election night co-hosts made it clear that they were pessimistic about their chances as they instead continued to lie about gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, his voters, and Republicans write large by calling them ‘dangerous’ human beings ‘to our national security’ and racists ‘in fleece’ peddling ‘lies’ about critical race theory,” wrote Houck.

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The New York Times Had to Issue Correction Admitting ‘No Evidence’ of Border Patrol Whipping Migrants

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Instead of addressing and perhaps an attempt at even fixing problems we face in the United States, President Biden has turned his attention to “fix” a non-existent issue. After the liberal media ran wild with accusations that border patrol agents were “whipping” Haitian migrants at the border, suddenly we hear from Biden.

Perhaps because it was easy and cowardly. Biden said the treatment was despicable and vowed to investigate and bring action against the border agents who allegedly whipped immigrants trying to illegally enter the United States and make them “pay” for their actions.

The New York Times changed their entire narrative which helped to get the Biden administration up in arms. In an article published Friday, the Times’ article read:

“The images of agents on horseback chasing, and in some cases using the reins of their horses to strike at running migrants, came as Mr. Biden’s administration moved to forcefully round up and deport more than 2,000 of the 15,000 migrants who gathered in a makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas.”

The Times added a correction stating: “An earlier version of this article overstated the behavior of some Border Patrol agents on horseback. While the agents waved their reins while pushing migrants back into the Rio Grande, The Times has not seen conclusive evidence that migrants were struck with the reigns.”

The specific sentence was changed to: “images of border patrol agents on horseback waving their reins while pushing migrants back into the Rio Grande have prompted a torrent of criticism from Democrats and civil rights groups.”

Associated Press reporter Sarah Blake Morgan tweeted video footage showing the border patrol agents were using their reins to steer horses, and not whipping migrants. Additionally, the photographer himself who took the photos gave interviews saying neither he nor his colleagues ever saw anyone being whipped by the border agents.

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