Twitter is testing a new tag that allows automated bots to self-identify as such in their tags, the company announced. The feature is designed to help people distinguish between human and automated accounts, while giving "good robots a way to increase their legitimacy and build trust and transparency with their audience," the company said.
The new feature appears to be an extension of Twitter's decision last year to state that high-quality bot accounts should identify themselves as such. At the time, he said developers should "clearly state" if an account is a bot and identify the person managing the account.
Examples of legitimate bot accounts cited on Twitter "include robots that help you find vaccine appointments and disaster early warning systems," the company says in frequently asked questions on its website. "When bills are sent automatically Tweets to share content information to another account, automated tags help you distinguish good bots from spam. ”
The tag will open in 500 developer accounts for a start and will be available to all developers "until the end of the year". He said that the adoption of the tag is not required at the moment, but implied that not using it would be a violation of the updated developer policy that requires the use of tags.
Source of information: engadget.com