Updated: November 25, 2020 2:50:58 pm
In order to curb the spread of misinformation, Twitter will now warn its users if they try to like a tweet that has been labelled for including potential misleading information. The social media platform showed a similar warning when users tried to retweet tweets that contained unconfirmed news ahead of the 2020 US Election.
As per a report by Twitter, the warning prompts on labelled tweets led to a decrease in quote retweets by 29 per cent. This will prevent labelled tweets from going “viral” as people will refrain from sharing misleading tweets. Twitter also announced that a total of 3,00,00 tweets were labelled between October 27 to November 11 and 456 of them were covered by a warning along with limited engagement features.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Twitter is working on a feature to help users maintain their social well being. It will allow users to decide whether they want to view or filter graphic media content sent to them via direct messages.
Users will get a warning about the graphic content and will have the option to enable it. “Display warnings over messages detected with potentially containing graphic media (like nudity, sexual content, or violence). You’ll always the option to view the media if you want,” is what the prompt mentions for such content in DMs.”
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