How Twitter Is Taking On Manipulative Bots to Fight the Spread of Fake News

'We strictly prohibit the use of bots and other networks of manipulation to undermine the core functionality of our service'


Facebook seems to be catching more flak than Twitter on the issue of fake news, but that didn’t stop Colin Crowell, Twitter’s vice president of public policy, government and philanthropy, from being proactive.

Crowell penned a blog post outlining Twitter’s approach to handling manipulative bots and fake news and detailing the challenges of doing so in a real-time environment.

He addressed how Twitter’s real-time nature actually acts as an ally in the process:

Twitter’s open and real-time nature is a powerful antidote to the spreading of all types of false information.

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