Twitter is cracking down on fake news

A new set of rules is being introduced to stop fake news from appearing on Twitter.

The move comes after a wave of fake news stories, many of which originated on the social network, emerged last week.

The news came as President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on Twitter users for spreading fake news about him and his administration.

The US president said it was “totally inappropriate” to retweet stories that appeared to be “tampered with”.

“If I say ‘basket of deplorables’, that means you can take that article and run with it,” Mr Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday.

“And then when you come to me, I can say ‘that’s the basket of deplorsables, let me run with that’.” Mr Trump said some of his tweets had been misinterpreted and he did not think he had done anything wrong.

He also told reporters that some of the “bad” news he had shared on Twitter had been “fake news”.

The rules, which have not been made public, come in response to a string of stories on the internet, some of which appeared to originate on Twitter, that falsely accused the president of corruption, collusion and lying.

The stories included accusations that Mr Trump had taken bribes from Russian officials, that he had sought to obstruct investigations into the Russian government, and that he colluded with the Russians in the election.

Twitter also announced it would begin using a system to verify whether stories were fake or not, and would make sure it would flag stories if they appeared to have originated from a verified account.

“We’re going to get back to you when we can verify if it’s real,” the company’s head of news, Anthony Noto, told reporters at the White Houses news conference.

We’re going after it very closely.” “

This is a new way of verifying.

We’re going after it very closely.”

‘We’ll get back’ Twitter has said it will use technology to identify and report fake news, and is currently testing a new system to flag false stories that could be misinterpreted.

“When it comes to stories that are false, the first step in that process is to flag them, and then if it does look like it could be misconstrued, we’ll get to the person who’s doing the flagging, and let them know,” Mr Noto said.

“If the person is not identified and the story is not reported or retweeted, we will work with the news organization to get the story removed.”

The president has previously accused Twitter users of spreading fake stories about him.

Mr Trump’s critics say the move is part of an attempt by Twitter to stop it from becoming a “hostile” place to disseminate information.

“Twitter’s going to be the first big battleground on this front, which I think is a big threat to the democracy,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, told Fox News.

Twitter said in a statement: “We have taken steps to improve the way we investigate fake news and to stop accounts from spreading misinformation or disinformation.

We will continue to do this as part of our efforts to prevent abuse and abuse of power.”