When you try to like or retweet a labeled tweet on Twitter, the micro-blogging website will display a warning on your screen. Twitter said that the warning functionality will roll out on the web and iOS globally this week.
The Twitter warning functionality for trying to like or retweet a labeled tweet is a new Twitter guide to stop potentially misleading information. Meanwhile, it will be rolled out very soon for Android.
Although this Twitter rule extension was announced on Monday, the 23rd of November, it has already started ahead of the 2020 election. Twitter began showing a warning before the 2020 US presidential election when users tried to retweet a flagged tweet.
Twitter said, “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.” By 29%, it is definitely a wise choice to expand the feature after the election.
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
The company said that adding a warning feature decreased quote tweets of misleading information by 29%. Twitter believes that this warning shown before likes of labeled tweets will reduce the number of likes on labeled content.
Twitter also said “Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital.”
Whenever you try to like or retweet a message, Twitter will send you a pop-up warning “This is disputed”. In regards to this, bear in mind that it will not stop you from posting but just a sign of warning as users can proceed despite the warning too.
It doesn’t just go for those liking or retweeting a labeled tweet, even you try to share a tweet, instead of immediately sharing the tweet, Twitter opens a window to compose a quote tweet. However, users don’t have to write anything and can just hit the standard ‘Retweet’ button in the compose window.