The short message service enters into a cooperation with two large news agencies. AP and Reuters are supposed to provide Twitter with reliable information during debates.
The short message service Twitter has signed a contract with the news agencies AP and Reuters, with the help of which it wants to highlight correct information on its platform. AP and Reuters should help to make reliable information immediately available in important debates, said Twitter on Monday. This is particularly important when facts are controversial or when Twitter employees themselves do not have the necessary specialist knowledge or access to serious reports on a topic.
The news agencies should also provide connections to materials that arouse great interest, said Twitter. With their help, Twitter wants to provide information and news from reliable sources, expose false information and explain why certain topics are particularly eagerly debated on Twitter. “Instead of waiting until something goes viral, Twitter will put it in a context with the public debate or anticipate it,” said the short message service.
Financial details of the collaboration were not made public. The contract is the core of AP’s mandate, said their vice president for global business development, Tom Januszewski. “AP has long worked closely with Twitter and other platforms to expand the reach of factual journalism,” he said.