So much so that Twitter wants users to be more careful about the things that they “like” on its platform, where they will actually warn users now if they were to like a post that has been labeled as misleading. Twitter introduced misleading labels to its platform earlier this year to combat misinformation.
These posts would be labeled as potentially misleading, but users could still click on them to see them anyway. Now according to Twitter, “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.”
These warnings won’t stop users from liking these posts, but it could be that for some users, they might not be aware of the impact they might have when they like a misleading post, so making users aware could help curb it.