Twitter is the ‘most important’ social platform right now, analyst says

Amid the debate over fake news, Twitter Inc. is at a turning point.

Facebook Inc. FB, -2.80%has recently come under scrutiny for the proliferation of fake news that appears through its news feed and the effect it may have had on the election. Twitter TWTR, -2.49% has stayed somewhat outside that controversy, but is at a crossroads now with the banning of user accounts, including the potential to ban President-elect Donald Trump, said James Cakmak, an analyst at Monness, Crespi, Hardt.

To combat its fake news problem, Facebook has suggested third-party verification and using artificial intelligence, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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