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Twitter Adds Warning Label For Offensive Political Tweets

Twitter won't delete the tweets of politicians that are bullying or derogatory, but it will label them. The service has been criticized for its handling of tweets posted by President Trump and others.
A sample of the new warning notices that Twitter users will see before clicking to see tweets by government officials and political figures that violate Twitter's rules. Source: Twitter

Twitter is creating a warning label to flag and suppress political tweets that break the platform's rules on acceptable speech. It's a bold step for the company,

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