Twitter will soon show a warning when you try to like a misleading tweet

Twitter will soon show a warning when you try to like a misleading tweet

Earlier this year, Twitter began testing a new feature that enabled flagging tweets containing misleading or potentially harmful information. Ahead of the 2020 U.S. election, it began showing a warning to users when they tried retweeting a tweet that had been labeled for including potentially misleading information. Now, the social media company has revealed plans of showing a similar warning when users try to like a labeled tweet.

Twitter says adding prompts when retweeting labeled tweets decreased quote tweets of misleading information by an impressive 29% during the election. It is now hoping that showing a warning before users like such tweets will help further reduce misinformation on its platform. You will soon start seeing a warning with a “Find out more” button when you try to tap on the like button on a post that has been labeled as misleading.

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Twitter had revealed earlier this month that it labeled around 300,000 tweets as disputed and potentially misleading between October 27 and November 11. Out of the 300,000 labeled tweets, 456 were blocked from being liked or retweeted by users.
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