The original tweet, which has since been removed, was “incomplete,” confirmed White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.
The White House on Wednesday retracted a tweet to which Twitter had added context that put into perspective the amount of information Joe Biden’s communications service was presenting in the middle of an election period in the United States. “Biggest pension increase in 10 years thanks to President Joe Biden,” the official White House account tweeted.
However, a mention was added stating that pensions are indexed to the inflation rate under a 1972 law ratified by Richard Nixon (a Republican President). The original tweet, which has since been removed, was “incomplete” and lacked “context,” confirmed White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.
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Contextual Notes are written by independent contributors to Twitter’s Birdwatch program and are supported by relevant posts when enough people with different views find them “helpful.” “The algorithm takes into account not only the number of contributors who found the rating useful or not, but also whether the people who rated it have different viewpoints,” Twitter explained in an Oct. 6 statement, as the Californian Companies of this program started in earnest in the United States.
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“The community rating system is great,” Elon Musk, the social network’s new owner, responded to a user who shared a screenshot of the deleted tweet with the notice. “Our goal is to make Twitter the most trusted source of information in the world, regardless of political affiliation,” he added.
The head of Tesla and SpaceX bought the influential platform last Thursday, after six months of twists and turns and tensions between the multi-billionaire and many users, group leaders (now fired) and NGOs. Elon Musk defends less strict content moderation than currently to encourage more freedom of expression. The American right, which sees itself censored on the major social networks, approves of this vision. But its critics believe the limits set by the regulations, which specifically prohibit harassment, hate speech and misinformation, allow for useful debate.
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