(Reuters) — Twitter said on Thursday it would identify and de-emphasize tweets that broke its rules but came from important sources such as politicians, in order to strike a balance between free expression and accountability.
Twitter said the new rules would apply to politicians and government officials with more than 100,000 followers.
“We’ll now clearly label any tweets which violate our terms of service but decide to keep up due to public interest,” Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said.
If flagged, a notice would cover the offending tweet and require a user to click on a link to view it.
to police tweets from politicians . Some have called on Twitter to take down vitriolic tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump and other