Twitter adds new labels and warnings to prevent misinformation spread

Twitter is one of the few major social media companies that have taken an active approach towards preventing the spread of misinformation on its platform. Recently they were testing new ways to label potentially harmfully misleading tweets with warning labels and yesterday they announced new labels and warnings to prevent COVID-19 related misleading information from spreading.

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Twitter for Android testing UI changes to show retweets with comments separately

The android Twitter app appears to be testing a small UI change that will allow users to see more information about Retweets in a clearer way. The new feature was spotted by popular Twitter reverse engineer, Jane Manchun Wong, who showed a screenshot of the feature

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Twitter is testing ‘Fleets’, a Snapchat-type feature that disappears after 24 hours

Twitter has become one of the last major social media platforms to copy Snapchat’s 24-hour disappearing type content, calling it ‘Fleets’. They are currently testing Fleets in Brazil and it will work differently from regular tweets, that is, users will not be able to retweet, like or publicly comment on them.

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Twitter for Android customisable timeline with pinned lists rolling out widely

When you begin to follow a multitude of accounts on twitter, it can start to become a little overwhelming with many topics. In June of 2019, Twitter began testing a feature called Lists on their mobile app that allowed users to split their timeline with different pinned lists. The feature has been in iOS for a quite a while, and now Twitter has announced wide-rollout for Android users too.

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Twitter is testing new ways to target misinformation spread

The spread of misinformation in social media is an issue that is widely debated these days. According to a leaked demo, Twitter may roll a new policy that targets misinformation by having a community of fact-checkers and journalists marking the tweet as “Harmfully misleading” or not.

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Twitter rolls out redesigned Conversations for iOS

Twitter has been testing out redesigns of its feed in regards to replies to a tweet for a few months now. Today they announced that they are ready to roll out an update that will make conversations easier to follow with the new layout.

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Twitter is testing Reddit-like conversation layout for replies

Twitter is experimenting with new ways to display conversations on its platform, trying out Reddit style flows to replies to a Tweet. First seen on Twttr, the prototype app for Twitter.com, it makes use of threaded replies that give a message board type of feel, connecting replies to the original tweeter.

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Twitter to remove user accounts that have been inactive for more than 6 months

Twitter has reported that they will be removing inactive accounts on its site if the user does not sign in to their account by December 11th. Users who haven’t signed into their accounts for more than 6 months will receive an email from Twitter with information about this decision.

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Twitter Topics makes it easier to follow conversations about any particular topic

Twitter announced in a blog post that they are introducing a new feature called Topics. This feature is designed to let users follow all the best tweets from a particular news topic that they choose. Topic suggestions will appear in your timeline and in search based on what the users tend to look for and already follow on Twitter.

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