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Twitter to put abusive tweets from political leaders behind warning label

The labelled messages will not be removed from the service, the company said, because they are a matter of public interest

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Kate Conger | NYT San Francisco
Twitter announced on Thursday that it would hide messages from major political figures who break the company’s rules for harassment or abuse behind a warning label, but would not take the messages down, in a move that could exacerbate the debate over political bias on the service.
 
The warning labels will explain to viewers that the tweet in question breaks Twitter’s rules against harassment and violent threats. Twitter users can click through the warning to see the message.
 
The labelled messages will not be removed from the service, the company said, because they are a matter of public
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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 8:59 PM IST

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