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Twitter to label 'good' bot accounts

Twitter to label 'good' bot accounts
  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th September, 2021 01:28:14 PM
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Twitter has announced a new feature allowing accounts to self-identify as bots, by adding a label to their profile.

Twitter said the update was based on research that found that people wanted more context about non-human accounts.

The company gives several examples of "good bots" including accounts that share vaccination updates, information about seismic activity or material from public museums, reports BBC.

The move will not be mandatory.

The company will continue to remove inauthentic accounts it deems to break the company's platform rules.