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Twitter to warn users before they 'like' a tweet with disputed information

24 November 2020 0

In the past few months, Twitter has been active in its attempt to curb the spread of misinformation on its platform. It already offers an alert to users when they try to retweet an article without actually reading it. It is now expanding the feature to the ability to like tweets where users click/tap on the 'Heart' icon.

Twitter will now warn users whenever they will like a tweet with misinformation. Such tweets are labeled that makes it easier for viewers to know that it contains information with a disputed claim. This itself should work for a good number of users but there is still a chance that some might not notice it and decide to like it. This is where Twitter's newly introduced warning feature will come in handy.

The new feature has been announced after the initial success of the retweet alert that was introduced recently. Twitter says that retweet alert has managed to reduce misinformation spreading by 29%. There is no doubt that it is significant progress for the platform as we have seen Twitter getting used for influencing people as much as affecting U.S. presidential election outcomes.


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