Ahead of the 2020 election, Twitter started displaying a warning if you tried to retweet a tweet that had been labeled for doubtlessly together with deceptive info. Twitter is now planning to increase that warning performance to when you try to like a labeled tweet, the corporate introduced on Monday. The performance is rolling out on the net and iOS globally this week, and it’ll come to Android within the coming weeks, Twitter tells The Verge.
Adding a warning decreased quote tweets of deceptive info by 29 p.c, the corporate stated. It appears Twitter is hoping this new warning proven earlier than likes of labeled tweets will scale back the quantity of likes on labeled content material.
Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is deceptive below our election, COVID-19, and artificial and manipulated media guidelines is important.
These prompts helped lower Quote Tweets of deceptive info by 29% so we’re increasing them to show when you faucet to like a labeled Tweet. pic.twitter.com/WTK164nMfZ
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 23, 2020
The warnings forward of retweets and likes on labeled tweets aren’t the one restrictions Twitter has just lately put in place to add some friction to the platform and scale back the unfold of misinformation. Currently, when customers try to share a retweet, Twitter will open a window to compose a quote tweet as an alternative of instantly sharing that tweet along with your followers. You don’t have to write something, although, and you can nonetheless submit a normal retweet — simply hit the “Retweet” button within the compose window. (Here’s our information about how to retweet with the brand new format.)
Twitter final stated the warnings earlier than retweets of labeled tweets and the adjustments to how you retweet could be in place till “at least” the top of election week within the US. I’m nonetheless seeing the restrictions in place, almost three weeks since Election Day.
Update November twenty third, 7:54PM ET: Added rollout info from Twitter.