Twitter is testing out a reminder to let you read an article before sharing it
June 11, 2020

Another way to curb the spread of fake news.

If you’re like me and use Twitter as their primary source of news, you must have already shared tweets that you immediately share by just seeing the headline without reading the entire article. While it is something I am trying to avoid at the moment, it is also one of the ways where misleading news can spread. 

This is why Twitter is currently testing a way to inform you to read the article first before sharing it as a way to ‘promote an informed discussion’. It is currently in a testing phase, so only a select number of users may have access to it.

The function was confirmed by Twitter Support, who said that a prompt will appear on a tweet with a link asking you if you have read the article or not before letting you retweet it.

It wasn’t made clear if this function will apply only to links. No mention if it will support images or video. Still, if this is one of the ways Twitter is preventing the spread of fake news, then we have its support.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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