@DrEoinClarke @guardian tweeter’s need a validation service

)I am now hesitant about RT-ing your  words (DrEoinClarke) but that is effectively agreeing to a gag on someone who ferrets out the truth, on our behalf.

Rather than gag those such as yourself and even someone slightly frivolous, such as Sally Bercow, we need a verification service such as a newspaper editor provides for his reporter’s.

I.e. a reporter submits an item. The editor decides, possibly with some discussion, whether to approve it.

Just as https//: means that a site is certified secure, it’d be handy if tweets could be given a certificate that the tweeter has provided substance to support his statement.

I don’t now how this could be worked but just as I feek more confident about an on-line purchase to a https//: site, I’d feel more confident of RT-ing a tweet that has a @G retweet symbol (or similar)

We need a way of keeping Twitter free of the easily offended and those who may smell a profit in being easily offended, whilst not encouraging trolls.


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