Twitter encourages users to read articles before sharing

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Five months before the US presidential election, the social network is stepping up measures to police exchanges between users, who are often stormy, even surly.

Better turn seven times his tongue in his mouth before tweeting. After banning political ads and berating Donald Trump, 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 account @TwitterSupport, Wednesday June 10, on his profile.

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“To promote informed discussions, we’re testing a new type of incentive on Android – when you retweet an article you haven’t opened on Twitter, we may ask if you’d like to open it before”, details the platform.

Elon Musk, the fanciful boss of Tesla and another verbose but critical user of Twitter, approved the decision made by the platform on Wednesday. “Good idea, he reacted. Lots of articles are retweeted based on their title which often doesn’t match 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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