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Twitter is dropping the terms 'master', 'slave' and 'blacklist' from internal documents.

Twitter has announced a new feature allowing accounts to self-identify as bots, by adding a label to their profile.

Twitter said the update was based on research that found that people wanted more context about non-human accounts.

The company gives several examples of “good bots” including accounts that share vaccination updates, information about seismic activity or material from public museums.

The move will not be mandatory.

The company will continue to remove inauthentic accounts it deems to break the company’s platform rules.

Source: Twitter
Date: January 10th, 2022
Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58510594

Discussion

  1. The article lists ” accounts that share vaccination updates, information about seismic activity or material from public museums” that are “good bots”. What might be some others?
  2. What sorts of people configure a bot to send out messages?

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