So, Is this the unsubtle way of saying the root cause of fake news online?
Twitter’s misinformation statistics have drastically decreased after the banning of Trump’s Twitter account. The platform’s action was pushed right after the Former President initiated havoc towards the white house. The statistical report was first published by the media intelligence company Zignal labs, who pointed out that the spread of fake news on social media went down.
Twitter’s Misinformation Statistics
According to Zignal’s report, between the dates from January 9-15, there was a 73% decrease in tweets regarding election fraud compared to the weeks before the former president banned. Aside from the banning of Trump’s account, there were also cleaning on the platform from spreading QAnon conspiracies that lead to a flow of misinformation. This is the result after the social media platforms have decided to act against fake news spreading online.
Some trending issues online are “stop the steal”, “illegal votes”, “shredded ballots”, “voter fraud”,etc. Trump supporters who cause or initiate destructions just like what happened in the white house. The company has targeted trump’s Twitter account in particular after he began tweeting false news about the election. This resulted then to Twitter’s misinformation statistics.
Twitter’s CEO Justifies Trump’s Banning On The Platform
Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has finally given his statement as he justifies the platform’s decision in banning Trump. This was after Former President Trump had initiated his supporters to cause massive havoc in the White House. This then resulted in five deaths and a domestic terrorism case investigation.
Just this Wednesday, Twitter’s CEO Jack has expressed a statement regarding the platform’s action towards the Capitol disaster. He released his statement through some lengthy tweets, of course. He highlighted that their course of action is necessary yet has some dangerous precedent.
Just this Wednesday, Twitter’s CEO Jack has expressed a statement regarding the platform’s action towards the Capitol disaster. He released his statement through some lengthy tweets, of course. He highlighted that their course of action is necessary yet have some dangerous precedent.
“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter (…) I believe this was the right decision for Twitter,” he wrote.
He argues that banning an account from the platform concludes in two conclusions: it divides the public and the authority a corporation has in society.