LOS ANGELES – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confessed to suppressing tweets from ‘non-credible’ news sources when being questioned by Mendaco Press after yesterday’s interview conducted by Joe Rogan.
“Not all news sources are as credible as your organization. After the 2016 election, we had to do something to make sure that these non-credible sources no longer had the power to sway public opinion as they did in the past. To remedy the situation, we built internal algorithms to measure their trust level and throttle back anything we deemed to be fake,” said Dorsey to Mendaco Press after the interview.
NewsGuard, an app created to combat ‘fake news’, gave Mendaco Press the highest journalistic trust rating. It joins a handful of other groups such as the Trust Project and the Journalism Trust Initiative which aim to help readers discern which sites are credible when many readers have trouble distinguishing fact from fiction.