Twitter is considering labeling tweets that violate its rules but should remain on the platform because they’re in the public interest
The social media company is trying to find a way of maintaining its standards while adding context to tweets from politicians and other figures that may be offensive but are important for public debate
In response to a question about whether Twitter’s current approach means Trump gets total immunity for whatever he says, Gadde said the social media platform wants to find a way to keep tweets up for their newsworthiness, while also noting if a tweet violates their rules.
“One of the things we’re working really closely on with our product and engineering folks is, ‘How can we label that?'” she said, withoutnaming the US president.”How can we put some context around it so people are aware that that content is actually a violation of our rules and it is serving a particular purpose in remaining on the platform.”