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Twitter’s ‘This claim is disputed’ label becomes a meme

This meme is disputed.

 

Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Published Nov 17, 2020

After Twitter added the fact-checking warning label “this claim is disputed” to tweets that the Twitter team believe contain misinformation, people were quick to appropriate the phrase and turn it into a meme. Especially brands.

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“Consumers want to engage with brands on social.”  !⃝ This claim is disputed by consumers.
@Matt_Rainone
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"ⓘ  This Claim is disputed" mock up of a tweet from Galileo saying "the earth revolves around the sun" with a "This tweet is disputed by theology experts" in blue text at the bottom
@Matt_Rainone
"I AM VERY CLEAN!  Warning sign This claim about cleanliness is disputed" photograph of a happy mud covered white Scots terrier
@Woozle_Taffy
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Some of the memes were self-deprecating, such as “I have a girlfriend” or “I know what I’m doing with my life.”

i have a girlfriend   !⃝ This claim is disputed by official sources
@Woozle_Taffy
I know what I'm doing with my life ⓘ This claim about individual autonomy is disputed by his parents
@flippantflaneur
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I AM THE MOST EASYGOING MOTHER YOU’LL EVER MEET! EVERYONE SAYS SO!   Warning sign This claim is disputed by her husband and children Warning sign
@flippantflaneur

While others were depressing (“everything’s going to be okay.”)

@drivingmemadi
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College Life Is All About Fun And Enjoyment: !○ This Claim is disputed
@drivingmemadi
I'm feeling great lately!! !⃝ This claim is disputed
@sunny_de_sole

Some people are using the meme to criticize Twitter and its recent updates.

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"!⃝ This claim is disputed by the Twitter team in charge of Fleets" the man looking at another woman meme with the other woman labelled Fleets, the boyfriend labelled Twitter and the girlfriend labelled doing something about misinformation on platform
@jsstansel
Twitter is unbiased. This claim is disputed. @TwitterSupport @verified @Twitter
@jsstansel

Well, at least the company is now giving people what they want…disappearing tweets?

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*First Published: Nov 17, 2020, 4:05 pm CST