Should you put a disclaimer on your re-tweets (or on your Twitter profile) that your retweeting does not necessarily mean your endorsement of the content of the message so distributed?
Here is an article suggesting that disclaimers are not a bad idea. Associated Press has recently warned its journalists about this, and suggested that a mere disclaimer may not be enough. The article goes into blogger endorsements under the recent FTC policy on that topic too.
Can readers of your retweet figure out when your ‘no comment’ is an ironic dismissal of the content, rather than a neutral retransmission? Would ‘no comment’ in that case amount to fair comment?
Will a disclaimer in a profile (a) be relevant at all? How many people read the profiles of those whose tweets they find, or even those whose tweets they follow?, and (b) overcome an implicitly prejudicial context to the retweet?
What do you do, and advise your clients to do?
P.S. h/t to MIRLN for the article.