Twitter will now tell you if the Tweet you’re liking is misleading

November 24, 2020

More ways to stop the spread of fake news.

Over the past months, Twitter has been aggressive in introducing new ways on how it can prevent fake news from spreading. Aside from labeling tweets that contain misleading information along with warning users if the tweet they are retweeting could be fake, Twitter will now also warn you if the tweet you’re liking is also flagged as misleading or containing false information.

“Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is 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 labeled Tweet,” the company said in a post. 

When a tweet has been classified as misleading, Twitter will ask you if you’re sure about sharing that information. This applies when you retweet or like tweets. 

The new feature is now rolling out for web and iOS users, followed shortly by Android users in the next couple of weeks.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.