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.