Mobile App Twitter is to introduce new rules for the tweets of politicians and other important sourc...

Mobile App Twitter is to introduce new rules for the tweets of politicians and other important sources. It says this will strike a better balance between free speech and accountability. Twitter plans would label and de-prioritise tweets from verified politicians


if they break the rules. Twitter has been facing growing criticism for allowing some politicians to break its rules on abuse, harassment and incitement. In the past, it has refused to remove such tweets, including some from US President Donald Trump, arguing that they were newsworthy, but it has now decided on a new approach. The new rules will apply to politicians and government officials with more than a 100-thousand followers. If their tweets breach the rules, they will


be labelled and users will get a warning telling them to click on a link to view the tweet.

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