Twitter Announces Media Campaign to Fight Fake News
Don’t Believe Every Tweet
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SAN FRANCISCO, California – Twitter, Inc. (NYSE : TWTR ) today announced the rollout of Don't Believe Every Tweet, a traditional media campaign that attempts to counteract the negative impact of false information spread on its network.
"Twitter is an amazing platform for communication that has literally changed the world," said Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO. "But in order for it to work right, people can’t get sucked into all the fake news and conspiracy theories so many of our users post."
The campaign centers around a series of television commercials targeted to reach those individuals most likely to believe and share fraudulent tweets. "It’s a simple reminder to be skeptical of everything you see on Twitter," said Dorsey, "because our users can put literally anything in a tweet."
In addition to the advertisements, which will begin airing on cable news networks this week, the campaign also includes a standalone website (dontbelieveeverytweet.com) where Twitter users can sign a pledge that they will no longer automatically believe every tweet in their feed.
Don't Believe Every Tweet will also reach its target audience through a dedicated Twitter account (@dontbelieveev) as well as a Facebook page (facebook.com/dontbelieveeverytweet) and an Instagram account (instagram.com/dontbelieveeverytweet).
The campaign's official hashtag is #dontbelieveeverytweet.
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