Twitter will begin prompting users when you ‘Like’ a disputed tweet

Twitter’s latest crackdown on the spread of misinformation comes in the form of another warning message. Users are already shown a warning when they try to retweet a tweet that’s been marked with potentially misleading information. Now Twitter will show you a warning when you try to ‘Like’ a Tweet that’s been labeled as potentially misleading.

Twitter mentions that it’s prompts have helped curb Quote Tweets of flagged Tweets by 29%, but it hasn’t mentioned if it’s helped reduce un-quoted Retweets.

With these new prompts, Twitter hopes it can reduce the amount of likes on potentially dangerous tweets and news about COVID-19 during a time when the world is seeing a global surge of infections of the virus.


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