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Since June, Twitter has begun testing features in the form of a recommendation to read the contents of articles before tweeting / RT to provide credible information on discussions and combat disinformation or ‘hoaxes’. This trial is only available to Twitter users using Android.

Twitter Reports Their Experiment Feature Successfully Combating Hoaxes

Based on Twitter reports, this trial succeeded in encouraging users to read the contents of the article before posting to Twitter.

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Based on the statistics given above, after seeing the recommendations, users who will read the contents of the article first experienced an increase of 40%, users who read the contents of the article before posting to Twitter by 33%, and some people who chose not to re-Tweet after reading the contents. Article.

Twitter provides this feature to face the presidential election in the United States in November. Whereof course there will be a lot of disinformation that is used for propaganda or leading opinion.

With Twitter providing this recommendation, it is hoped that users will not only read the title but also read the content of the article before posting to Twitter.

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