Twitter had announced a few days ago that it would be making its misinformation labels more obvious and direct. The company recently published a blogpost that reveals that it is adding more labels and restrictions to reduce the spread of misinformation regarding the U.S. elections. As a part of that, the Twitter says that it will give users prompts that will direct them to credible information before they retweet a post that has been labelled as misleading.
Moreover, tweets with misinformation labels from American political figures, parties, or even U.S. based accounts with more than 100,000 followers or a significant engagement will be given more warnings and restrictions.
Posts labelled with warnings will have to be tapped by a user to be viewed and the content can only be quoted tweeted. Likes, retweets, and replies will be turned off for such tweets.
Twitter had earlier also stated that it would label tweets that claim false victory of a candidate, as opposed to the official election results.
Furthermore, the company is also working on reducing the spread of trending topics that do not contain added context. Similarly, users will not be seeing ‘'liked by’' recommendations from users that they do not follow. All of these steps have been taken by Twitter in an attempt to reduce as much misinformation as possible across its platform.