Misleading content and fake news have become totally intolerable for Twitter. A warning was released by Twitter for those trying to retweet labelled tweets with misleading content as the social platform introduced some new labels, during the US elections that happened this year.
The official Twitter Support profile announced the major amendment, conveyed by the company. It strongly intends to decrease the quantity of false information unnecessarily being shared by people regarding topics like elections, COVID-19, and other sensitive issues.
Presently, if an attempt is made to retweet a tweet considered as fallacious, it will be asked by Twitter if the information really needs to be shared. Additionally, it will also be suggested by the company what is considered “credible information” about the same topic.
Giving context on why a labelled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules are vital. These prompts helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29% so we’re expanding them to show when you tap to like a labelled Tweet.
Identically, misleading tweets will be notified. The social network will alert a description of why they consider a tweet as misleading when users will hit the like button of a labelled tweet.
The android version of Twitter will get these alerts in the coming weeks, whereas the recently developed feature has already been set in motion on the web and for iOS users as well, reports The Verge.