Twitter to introduce new function in 2021 to help users identify bots

Twitter to introduce new function in 2021 to help users identify bots

WASHINGTON: Twitter announced on its blog that it will introduce next year a new function to allow users to distinguish between man-run and automated accounts, reported Sputnik news agency.

“In 2021, we’re planning to build a new account type to distinguish automated accounts from human-run accounts to make it easier for people to know what’s a bot and what’s not,” the company said on Thursday.

Accounts that post to Twitter automatically, also called bots, can be used for sharing useful emergency notifications, but may also be a tool for propaganda and disinformation.

Twitter said it will also introduce next year an option whether to preserve so-called “memorial accounts” i.e. accounts of deceased users.

–BERNAMA


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