Twitter Encourages Users to Read Articles Before Sharing

Twitter now wants to encourage its users to think carefully before sharing content. “Sharing an article can spark a conversation, so you might want to read it before tweeting it,” suggests the @TwitterSupport account on Wednesday, June 10, on their profile.

“To promote informed discussions, we are testing a new type of incentive on Android – when you retweet an article that you have not opened on Twitter, we may ask you if you would like to open it before,” explains the platform.

Elon Musk, the fanciful boss of Tesla and another verbose but critical user of Twitter, approved the decision taken by the platform on Wednesday. “Good idea, he reacted. Many articles are retweeted on the basis of their title which often does not correspond to the content.”

 

Five months before the US presidential election, Twitter is stepping up measures to police exchanges between users, who are often stormy, even surly. The social network has also mobilized against disinformation, considered particularly crucial since the attempts to manipulate the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum in 2016.

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Twitter now wants to encourage its users to think carefully before sharing content.

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