In an effort to combat misinformation on its platform, Twitter has announced the inclusion of pinned tweets and details on trends to help show why something is happening on its platform. In the coming weeks, Twitter users will see a brief overview of some of the trends to help them add context to the trending topics.
The micro-blogging platform said in a blog post on Tuesday, “The descriptions provide a straightforward and clearly around sour context as to why there is some trend.”
“From today, some trends will have a representative tweet pin that will give you a better understanding of a trend at the same time.”
Details have been developed by the Twitter Creation team and the guidelines are being followed, the company said. Details of the trends will be available on Twitter.com and Twitter for iOS and Android.
According to the company, the combination of algorithms and the creation team determines if a tweet reflects a trend by evaluating it if the tweet is very effective and popular.
“Our algorithms are designed to identify representative tweets that are not posted by accounts that are potentially offensive, spam, or attempts to take advantage of our system,” Twitter said.
Representative tweets and details on trends Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates. People tweeted a million times more than last year to understand why a particular topic was trending.
“To be clear, we know more needs to be done to improve trends, and the contextual updates we’re announcing today are a small step in the right direction,” Twitter said.