Twitter tests out ‘annotations’ in Moments

Twitter’s metadata annotationsu00a0of yore u2014 the morsels of info aim to clarify and provide context for the tweets that comprise Twitter’s curated trending content. According to the product team, they are authored by Twitter’s curation group.n

In our testing, annotations only appear on the mobile app and not on the same Moments on desktop. So far we’ve seen them on a story about the NFL, one about Moviepass and another about staffing changes in the White House.n

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While it’s a tiny feature tweak, annotations are another sign that Twitter is exploring ways to infuse its platform with value and veracity in the face of what so far appears to be an intractable misinformation crisis.n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:{“rendered”:”

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Taylor has reported on the tech industry for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the tech editor of the Daily Dot. Prior to that, Taylor was a staff writer and deputy editor at ReadWrite, a tech and business reporter for Yahoo News, and the senior editor of Tecca.nn

At TechCrunch, Taylor mostly covers privacy and government. Her editorial interests include censorship, digital activism, LGBTQ issues and futurist consumer tech. You can contact her about those things but not boring things at taylor.hatmaker@techcrunch.com.nn

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