Twitter Considers Changing Misinformation Labels

Twitter  (TWTR) – Get Report is reassessing how its misinformation labels appear and reach users, the microblogging site’s head of site integrity told a news service.

The San Francisco social-media company currently attaches small blue notices to false tweets.

It is assessing how to make these signals more “overt” and “direct,” Twitter’s Yoel Roth told Reuters.

Roth made no mention of whether the changes would be implemented before the Nov. 3 U.S. election.

The changes will include testing a reddish-magenta color that is more visible, Roth told the news service.

Twitter reduces the reach of tweets that it labels for false content by limiting their visibility and not recommending them in search results, Reuters reported.

Feedback from users tells the company that they want to know whether an account has been repeatedly labeled, Roth said. Twitter will consider whether to flag users who constantly post false information, he

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Post-Virus Telework: Michigan Considers the Future

More than 300 people tuned in to Government Technology’s Michigan Virtual Digital Government Summit today to hear experts from the public and private sector weigh in on something they’re all familiar with by now: telework. From AT&T, Accenture and the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget, speakers interrogated that ubiquitous phrase, “the new normal,” and found a permanently changed landscape after COVID-19 — not only of the workplace but of IT management, planning and opportunities.

In a brief recap of Michigan’s IT efforts to keep state government in business during lockdowns, CIO Brom Stibitz said the state transitioned nearly 30,000 employees to remote work almost overnight in mid-March. This required increasing the number of virtual private networks, boosting Internet service provider bandwidth and demanding a lot of guidance and training from the help desk, Stibitz said, but employees barely missed a beat because it was an acceleration of what

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