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In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users' timelines, whenever a major incident takes place.
In a first such test, Twitter live-streamed footage from Miami's WSVN 7 as the media outlet covered the shooting at a Florida school in which 17 people were killed on Wednesday.
More than 50,000 Twitter viewers watched the live broadcast.
According to a report in BuzzFeed News late on Thursday, the micro-blogging platform will rely on partnerships with regional news stations to select the footage to be live-streamed.
"We're continuing to work on new ways we can surface credible and relevant information to help people stay informed.
Clicking on the video will open up a stream of algorithmically chosen tweets about the event.
When users click on live videos on their timelines, they will be taken to a custom timeline that "places algorithmically selected tweets about the news event next to it".