Twitter to begin labeling ‘state-affiliated media accounts’

Twitter will begin identifying government-run media outlets for users on the platform.

The social media giant announced in a blog post on Thursday that it would begin to label publications “where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial resources, direct or indirect political pressures, and/or control over production and distribution” because they can use their coverage “as a means to advance a political agenda.”

These labels will only go on “state-affiliated” outlets in any countries that are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, including China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. However, Twitter left the door open for the policy to
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