New York: At least 25 percent of all the news that you get on Twitter is fake, says a new study. Also, the study found that 25 percent of all tweets sent are “not credible”, Adweek.com reported.
For frequent Twitter users, this might not come as a surprise. People post false information all the time for various reasons – some inadvertent, others deliberate – such as ignorance about a particular issue or if they are curious to know more about a subject.
Some people also have malicious intent to mess with people’s heads. For example, researchers found that variations on a 2014 story about “Ebola zombies” were shared by millions despite being quite obviously fake.
And then there are all the rumors about celebrities, big brands and politicians that hit Twitter every minute.
It will help developers build a business with the micro blogging site
The company has launched three types of APIs
Twitter has launched “premium full-archive search endpoint”, a premium product for developers that will provide them access to the full Twitter archive, including the first tweet from its CEO Jack Dorsey in 2016.
Starting Friday, the full archive search endpoint is available in beta for the developers’ community.
This is the first time that this data is available outside of site’s enterprise application programming interface (API), the company said in a statement.
“Like the premium 30-day search endpoint, we want to give you greater access to Twitter history, and we want to make it easy to innovate and to grow your solution,” the micro-blogging platform added.
The “premium APIs” can serve as “standard (free and public) APIs” that provide basic query functionality and foundational access to Twitter data and “enterprise APIs” (subscription-based), which deliver real-time and historical data to power businesses at scale. IANS