Facebook is finding ways to fight its fake news problem, Twitter is also looking to find interesting ways to combat that through push of news content in a different format. According to a report from BuzzFeed, Twitter confirmed that they are testing a new algorithm-curated timelines when big events are happening. When big events are taking place, then tweets from news organizations and other users will be at the top of your timeline.
Twitter has said that humans are involved in story selection, but a company spokesperson told BuzzFeed that it could become algorithmic-only in the future. It just depending on how successful these tests are for Twitter. Based on the results and feedback they receive, they will take action accordingly.
BuzzFeed notes that other top news (for example, lawsuit against Fox News and congressional special election in Pennsylvania) also topped many users’ feeds. “People come to Twitter to see and talk about what’s happening,” Twitter’s Keith Coleman told the site in a statement. “We’re working on ways to make it easier for everyone to find relevant news and the surrounding conversation so they can stay informed about what matters to them.”