Technology, Politics

November 25, 2020

Twitter to warn users liking tweets containing misinformation

Source: Unsplash (Joshua Hoehne) 

The Gist

The social media platform has already been displaying warnings when attempting to retweet a 'disputed' tweet. 

The List

  • The new warning will be rolled out over the next week. 
  • Warnings on retweets containing misinformation had been put in place leading up to the 2020 election in the United States.
  • The policy has now been expanded to liking tweets. 
  • Both the warnings on liking and retweeting potential misinformation will continue indefinitely. 
  • Some have criticized Twitter's misinformation labeling policy as being biased against conservative viewpoints. 

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