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.
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. pic.twitter.com/WTK164nMfZ
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 23, 2020
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.