Twitter will look for “harmful content” on January 6th — Action News Now

The announcement was made after reports that 700,000 new users joined the right-leaning alternative to Gettr in less than a week.

Twitter set up a team to focus exclusively on content posted on the website related to the congressional riots on January 6, just before the first anniversary.

The company told Reuters in a report released on Wednesday that the team will monitor any posts related to the congressional riots on January 6, 2021, the day before the first anniversary of the riots.

Twitter employees who are part of this new team will watch the tweets or videos that appear “Harmful content” or “Inciting violence” According to the report. The size of the monitoring team is unclear.

“Our approach before and after January 6 was to take strong enforcement actions against accounts and tweets that incited violence or might cause offline harm,” A Twitter spokesperson said.

Twitter has long faced accusations of prejudice and censorship, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, this kind of criticism increased sharply, and recently many celebrities have been suspended on the platform for spreading information that the company believes is wrong.

After the riots, Twitter responded quickly and suspended the account of former President Donald Trump at the time. Trump, speaking to supporters in Washington, DC shortly before the Capitol incident, continued to claim that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. Although he told supporters “go home” During the riots, critics claimed that he instigated the riots to a certain extent, and the House Committee continued to investigate the matter nearly a year later.

Many conservatives have promoted alternatives to large technology companies, including a social media application called Gettr, which functions similarly to Twitter but promises no political bias or censorship. Podcast and comedian Joe Logan Announce This week, in view of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) and vaccines, he is opening a Gettr account critic Dr. Robert Malone, Logan recently interviewed him on his podcast, only to find that YouTube and Twitter deleted the clips and brought thousand With his followers. The application has been flagged “Pro Trump” In mainstream media.

On the same day Twitter’s new monitoring team was announced, Gettr revealed that since Rogan’s announcement, more than 700,000 new users have joined their platform, which the company calls “The Great Awakening” and a “Joe Logan waved.”

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