Twitter is set to introduce a strike system to remove repeat spreaders of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation from the platform. Security Google: Bad bots are on the attack, and your defence plan is probably wrong Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government The best antivirus software and apps The best VPNs for business and home use The best security keys for two-factor authentication How a hacker attempted to poison a city’s water supply (ZDNet YouTube) On Monday, Twitter said that alongside removing thousands of tweets and examining over 11.5 million accounts linked to fake information on the microblogging platform, the company will now start applying labels to tweets “that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines.” This system is similar to one already imposed by Facebook , which has also adopted a targeted misinformation approach based on user locations and measuring attitudes to topics including vaccinations and mask-wearing worldwide. Twitter will first use human employees to make the decisions over whether tweets violate company policy, and these assessments will then be used to train automated tools and algorithms to detect misinformation. The firm intends to eventually use “both automated and human review to address content that… Read full this story
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