NYT editorial board member calls on Twitter to fight misinformation harder, suggests new ways to censor users

Bensinger urged Agrawal Wednesday torestore trustin the site by targeting the spread of misinformation, claimed itsparingly enforcedcommunity standards and suggested that, short of removingoutright lies,” it censor tweets with labels thatmore convincinglydispel myths.

Twitter has lagged behind its social media peers in recent years, failing to keep pace in new services, acquisitions, user growth and stock price. Consider that its most memorable innovation was doubling the tweet character limit to 280, and that was more than four years ago,” Bensinger wrote.

NEW TWITTER RULES, CEO PARAG AGRAWAL SIGNAL SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT STILL DOESN’T UNDERSTAND FREEDOM OF SPEECH

FILE FOTO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Twitter's algorithms and content monitoring on Capitol Hill in Washington, NOI., settembre 5, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

FILE FOTO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Twitter’s algorithms and content monitoring on Capitol Hill in Washington, NOI., settembre 5, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

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