Twitter Begins Showing Prompt Before Users Like Tweets Containing Disputed Information

The process is similar to last month’s actions prior to quote tweeting misinformation

Twitter said its prompts have helped slash quote tweets of misleading information by 29% Twitter

Twitter continues to build on the steps it began putting in place last month to thwart the spread of misinformation in the run-up to Election Day.

The social network added a prompt in early October that appeared when a user attempts to quote tweet a tweet containing information that has been disputed, and Twitter said those prompts have helped slash quote tweets of misleading information by 29%.

Twitter Support tweeted Monday that those prompts are being extended to likes, so that users will see them before they can like a tweet carrying the disputed information label.

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The social network tweeted, “Giving context on why a labeled tweet is misleading under our election, Covid-19 and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital.”

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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