Twitter announces plan to allow AP & Reuters to police their smaller competitors

Twitter continues to cultivate an echo chamber

Twitter just announced a partnership with AP & Reuters that will allow the corporate giants to suppress their smaller independent competition.

From Twitter August 2nd, 2021

We’re excited to share that Twitter is collaborating with The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters to expand our efforts to identify and elevate credible information on Twitter.

We are committed to making sure that when people come to Twitter to see what’s happening, they are able to easily find reliable information. Twitter will be able to expand the scale and increase the speed of our efforts to provide timely, authoritative context across the wide range of global topics and conversations that happen on Twitter every day.

From AP…

“AP has a long history of working closely with Twitter, along with other platforms, to expand the reach of factual journalism. This work is core to our mission. We are particularly excited about leveraging AP’s scale and speed to add context to online conversations, which can benefit from easy access to the facts.

Tom Januszewski – Vice President of Global Business Development, AP”

From Reuters…

“Trust, accuracy and impartiality are at the heart of what Reuters does every day, providing billions of people with the information they need to make smart decisions. Those values also drive our commitment to stopping the spread of misinformation. We’re excited to partner with Twitter to leverage our deep global and local expertise to serve the public conversation with reliable information.”

Hazel Baker – Head of UGC Newsgathering, Reuters

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