Twitter lovers, Twitter temporarily changed its Retweet Policy. When they hit the Retweet Now button, they can add a comment or leave it blank and then retweet.
In a tweet, the company said, “Hi everyone, we’ve made a temporary change to the Retweet feature. When you hit the Retweet button, you can add a comment to Quote Tweet or leave it blank and hit the Retweet button.”
The company is encouraging its users to quote tweets and add their own words on top, rather than just augmenting someone else’s message.
This change is part of an effort to “encourage closer consideration” of tweets and, presumably, to curb the spread of disinformation.
Many see this as a step taken to stop the spread of information during the elections in the United States.
Twitter no longer clearly presents the option to retweet someone else’s post and instead goes straight to the retweeting quotes interface. You can still post a direct retweet without adding a comment, but the interface is designed to discourage it.
Twitter he said the change is “temporary” and will remain in effect “at least until the end of election week”.
Social media companies around the world love Facebook, Twitter they are under pressure to stop the spread of disinformation on their platform. They are also closely scrutinized on the actions they take to do the same, many see it as Twitter’s way of controlling information on the platform.
Twitter has temporarily changed the retweet policy and now requires users to quote the tweet if they want to reshare something.
- Twitter now requires users to quote the tweet if they want to reshare something.
- Twitter he said the change is temporary.
- Editing the retweet is likely to help Twitter fight disinformation ahead of US elections.