These days Twitter is planning to facilitate more data to its external researchers. By the term external researchers, we mean those who study online misinformation and moderation. As per the unveiled made by the social media post, an effort is made on the platform to increase transparency.
The company is also looking forward to disclosing the application process in order to permit more and more people working in academia, civil society, and journalism as a purpose to join the Twitter Moderation Research Consortium. Twitter Moderation Research Consortium is basically a group that Twitter formed in pilot mode earlier in FY22 and has access to the datasets.
As per the analysis of the researcher, the flow of harmful content on social platforms has been increasing for years. The team has often done so without direct involvement from social media companies.
At the time of the briefing, Twitter mentioned all its hopes that the data will lead to new types of studies about how efforts to fight online misinformation work.
To manipulate information on Twitter, Twitter has already shared datasets with researchers about coordinated efforts backed by foreign governments.
The company is planning to share information about other content moderation areas that, includes tweets that have been labeled as potentially misleading.
Twitter revealed that they are also going to expand how it recommends posts from accounts that users do not follow. Twitter is looking forward to building automation tools for its users to control and facilitate feedback on similar content.
The biggest tech giant, Twitter, has marked its words by saying that “With millions of people signing up for Twitter every day, they want to make it easier for everyone to connect with accounts and Topics that interest them.”
For expansion purposes, Twitter is testing an “X” tool. This “X” tool can be used for the removal of recommended tweets that users do not wish to see on their timelines.
Twitter’s Competitor Meta Platforms has also been revealed in July. They are planning to double the percentage of recommended content that fills their users’ feeds on Facebook and Instagram by the end of 2023.