Twitter deemed no longer reliable in a time of crisis

Published November 17, 2022


Time quoted Yotam Ophir for a story about how Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has made it less reliable as a trusted source of information, especially in a time of crisis, like Sunday’s shooting at the University of Virginia.  If Twitter’s verification system and infrastructure fall apart, experts say a critical communication tool for responding to crisis situations will be lost. “Rumors and misinformation thrive at times of crisis and confusion,” Ophir said. “When something big happens, especially something like Sunday’s shooting, there’s a need for people to minimize uncertainty and know what’s going on.” 

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