Twitter is testing a very important feature in order to prevent the spread of false information and raise awareness. The new feature of the popular micro-blogging site will encourage users to read an article before retweeting it.
Every day, millions of tweets are shared on Twitter about the Coronavirus pandemic and the anti-racism protests that started in America and spread throughout the world over the death of George Floyd.
But we all know that false information can spread very quickly on global social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and companies are working very hard to minimise it.
In this direction, Twitter just announced that it is working on a new feature that we think is very important.
Sharing an article can spark conversation, so you may want to read it before you Tweet it.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) June 10, 2020
To help promote informed discussion, we’re testing a new prompt on Android –– when you Retweet an article that you haven’t opened on Twitter, we may ask if you’d like to open it first.
With the new feature, the company will encourage users to read an article before retweeting it.
Before retweeting an article, you will see a prompt saying “Headlines don’t tell the full story. Want to read this before Retweeting?”.
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