Rash Of Fake Videos Spurs Twitter Warning Change

The Verge reports:

Twitter said Monday it will begin displaying warning labels on shared posts that contain misleading or doctored videos after facing complaints that it failed to do enough to limit the spread of deceptive clips targeting Joe Biden’s campaign.

Until now, the labels did not appear when users shared the posts through what the platform calls “quote tweets ”— retweets with added comment from another user. Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s head of product, said in a tweet that the company started rolling out a fix Monday to address the issue.

But that doesn’t mean the label will appear everywhere: A Twitter spokesperson said late Monday that while the fix has now been implemented “for nearly 100 percent” of the places where posts labeled under the policy appear, it has not yet been extended to the company’s popular dashboard app, TweetDeck.