In the past few weeks, Internet technology giants have been fighting misinformation. Before, during and even after the US election. But Twitter still has some battles.
The social media platform has announced that it will begin to warn users even if they like tweets that are considered misleading. The company will also provide a pop-up window explaining why it believes the flagged information is misleading.
Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital,” the company said.
Recently, Twitter began to warn users of retweeting tweets containing misleading information, and even retweeting unread articles.
So far so good; these tips seem to greatly reduce the spread of misinformation.
Twitter said, “These tips have reduced the number of misleading tweets by 29%.” Therefore, the same weapon will be used to reduce the sound of similar tweets.
Given that most Twitter users are conservative in reposting rather than liking, the success of the warning may vary in this case.