The company says it’s expanding the “mute” option to allow users to block tweets based on keywords, phrases, and content.
The news comes a day after other tech giants – Google and Facebook – said they are trying to stop the spread of “fake news” by changing their advertising polices and cutting off websites that produce them.
Max Wolff, market strategist at 55 Capital
MAX WOLFF, MARKET STRATEGIST, 55 CAPITAL,
“It is interesting they’ve taken this move ’cause they really put it off for a long time. So, it has some symbolic value. They’re getting bunch of attention. To be honest, it’s not clear how well it will work, but it can’t hurt.”
Google, Facebook, and Twitter have been facing criticism over the role they played in the U.S. presidential election by allowing the spread of false and often malicious information that might have swayed voters decisions.