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Twitter Testing Automated Account Labels

The feature would enable users to identify good bots from "spammy" ones.

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Twitter has started testing a labeling feature that would allow automated accounts to identify themselves. The platform had announced the feature last year but at present only a limited number of people are participating in an invitation-only test which would allow them to identify their automated accounts with the label.




An automated account on Twitter include bots that may help users find vaccine appointments or disaster early warning systems. "When these accounts let you know they’re automated, you get a better understanding of their purpose when you’re interacting with them," read the FAQ released by Twitter.

The idea behind automated account labels is that it will help users to identify good bots from "spammy" ones. Accounts will be able to see the label under their profile name and handle once they accept Twitter's test group invitation. 


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