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Twitter will also alert you when you like a tweet marked "potentially misleading"

A few hours ago, Donald Trump published a tweet in which it seems to give the green light to the beginning of the transition of power in the United States. Little by little, an electoral campaign is closing in which social networks have played an essential role.

In recent months, there have been quite a few occasions in which the social network has marked some tweets as "misleading" of Trump. This notice appeared when you tried to retweet those tweets.

Notices also in likes

Now the company has expanded this measure, and from now on we will also receive a notice each time we try to give I like to a tweet that has been flagged as misleading.

As we see in the tweet above, the platform ensures that Thanks to this type of ad they have managed to reduce retweets by 29% of tweets that contained misleading information, and that is why they have decided to take it to the heart-shaped button as well.

Computers and computing

Precisely, a few weeks ago Twitter revealed what between October 27 and November 11 they tagged about 300,000 tweets for "potentially misleading content." Of all of them, 456 were blocked and thus not allow retweets to be made or received likes.

Jane Manchun Wong, a specialist in reverse engineering that we've talked about many times, discovered this new measure earlier this month:

The social network has pointed out to The Verge that this new measure will arrive this week to the web version and iOS, and they assure that it will also reach Android in the coming weeks.

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