Twitter Starts Throttling Retweets for US Elections, Offers Workaround

Twitter has quickly modified retweet behaviour for world customers, first prompting them to make use of ‘quote tweet’ as a substitute of retweet. This is without doubt one of the many short-term adjustments Twitter has launched forward of the US election. This change is basically executed to encourage individuals so as to add their very own commentary moderately than simply retweeting posts. Many customers have been tweeting in opposition to this transformation, however Twitter asserts that customers can nonetheless retweet by not including something within the quote tweet compose immediate.

Twitter had introduced earlier this month that it’s altering the behaviour of retweets from October 20 until the top of US election week. As promised the rollout has begun, and now if you press retweet, you’re pushed to the ‘quote tweet’ mode first. Here, customers can add their very own opinion on the tweet earlier than retweeting it for their followers. Many customers are talking out in opposition to this transformation and assume that this won’t promote considerate commentary in any method.

In one other tweet, Twitter has defined that customers can nonetheless retweet by not including something to the quote tweet compose immediate. If you do that, then the tweet will present up as a standard retweet, prefer it did earlier than. The new tweet reads, “We heard your overall feedback and understand that some of you, like artists who share their work on Twitter, value Retweets. You can still Retweet by not adding anything into the QT composer.”

Apart from this, Twitter is additionally labelling deceptive content material particularly from US political figures like candidates and campaigns and prompting customers with credible info earlier than they’ll retweet content material that has been labelled as deceptive. Furthermore, it’s going to carefully monitor US-based accounts with greater than 100,000 followers or that get “significant engagement.”


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