Twitter aims to limit people sharing articles without reading
Twitter is attempting to prevent individuals from sharing articles they have not read, in analysis, the organization's expectations will "promote informed discussion" via social media.
In the test, pushed to certain users on Android devices, the organization is presenting a brief inquiring as to whether they truly need to retweet a connection that they have not tapped on.
Sharing an article can start the discussion, so you might need to read it before you tweet it," Twitter informed in an announcement. To help advance the informed discussion, we're trying another research on Android devices – when you retweet an article that you haven't opened on Twitter, we may inquire as to whether you'd prefer to open it first."
The issue of users sharing links without reading them isn't new. A recent report from computer researchers at Columbia University and Microsoft found that 59% of links posted on Twitter are never clicked.
Less academically sound, yet additionally telling, was another article posted that in the same year with the same heading"Study: 70% of Facebook users just read the heading of science stories before commenting"
Twitter's solution isn't to boycott such retweets, yet to infuse "contact" into the procedure, so as to attempt to bump a few users into reconsidering their activities on the social media platforms. It is a methodology the organization has been taking all the more much of the time as of late, trying to improve "social media health" without confronting allegations of oversight.
The update came days after Twitter announced in a blog post that the company had launched an official Twitter Thailand account and partnered with the Thai government and local NGOs. Achavanuntakul said in recent months, young users "who have been critical of the monarchy” on Twitter have received visits from the police at home.
In May, the organization started trying different things by requesting that users"update" their answers if they were to get a chance that they were going to send tweets with "unsafe language" to others. "At the point when things get warmed, you may make statements you don't mean," the organization clarified. To let you revise an answer, we're running a restricted investigation on android devices with a brief that provides you the alternative to revise your answer before it's published if it utilizes language that could be unsafe."
That move has demonstrated less effective, with the organization's channel getting as much harmless– if indecent – discussion between companions as it does truly hateful discussion focusing on others.
Twitter is attempting to urge individuals to reconsider their conduct and revise their language before posting since they regularly are without giving it much thought and they may state something they regret," Twitter's worldwide head of site policy for trust and safety said at that point.