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Filipinos on Twitter can now report misleading tweets on their feed

By AYIE LICSI Published Jan 18, 2022 3:05 pm

Twitter users in the Philippines can now report tweets with misleading information that they encounter on their feeds.

"Today we're expanding this test feature to folks tweeting from Brazil, Spain, or the Philippines. Until now, we've received around 3 million reports from you all, calling out tweets that violate our policies and helping us understand new misinformation trends," the Twitter Safety account tweeted on Jan. 17.

The feature was pilot tested in the United States, South Korea, and Australia in August 2021 as part of Twitter's efforts to reduce misinformation on the platform.

To flag fallacious content, tap on the three-dot icon on the top right part of the tweet and select Report tweet. Then, once the Report an issue prompt pops up, tap on It's misleading.

Twitter will ask you whether the misleading tweet is about politics, health, or something else.

The social media site says it takes this type of feedback seriously. "Although we may not take action on this report or respond to you directly, we will use this report to develop new ways to reduce misleading info," the prompt said.

Since the feature was first launched in August, Twitter has received 3.73 million reports of 1.95 million tweets published by 64,000 different accounts.

The platform has been rolling out tools and features to fight misinformation, including 2021's Birdwatch, a community-based platform wherein users can provide context as to why they find a tweet misleading.

It also launched labels and warning messages on tweets about COVID-19 to urge users to read information from a Twitter-curated page or external trusted source.