Twitter will begin prompting users when you ‘Like’ a disputed tweet
Twitter’s latest crackdown on the spread of misinformation comes in the form of another warning message. Users are already shown a warning when they try to retweet a tweet that’s been marked with potentially misleading information. Now Twitter will show you a warning when you try to ‘Like’ a Tweet that’s been labeled as potentially misleading.
Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 23, 2020
These prompts helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29% so we're expanding them to show when you tap to like a labeled Tweet. pic.twitter.com/WTK164nMfZ
Twitter mentions that it’s prompts have helped curb Quote Tweets of flagged Tweets by 29%, but it hasn’t mentioned if it’s helped reduce un-quoted Retweets.
With these new prompts, Twitter hopes it can reduce the amount of likes on potentially dangerous tweets and news about COVID-19 during a time when the world is seeing a global surge of infections of the virus.
If you want to stop spreading misleading information, block those points temporarily and if proven, permanently. One thing can be seen but not liked. Ridiculous!!
- 09 Jan 2021
Whole Twitter is a misleading platform, bunch of hypocrites.
- 29 Nov 2020
They allow every media to; where did you get that they don't allow all but the two you mentioned to? You know that a disclaimer isn't a refusal to allow tweet to be posted, right? If you had said that disclaimers should be added to ev...
- 25 Nov 2020