Twitter has today announced a new feature that would make sure you read an article before retweeting it. This is because sometimes a headline may mean a different interpretation from the full story. The micro-blogging platform is experimenting the feature though.

Due to the rising tensions within the Unites States, alongside the daily political discourse that’s been increasingly taking place over the last few years, Twitter believes that users on its platform might benefit from reading an article before they retweet it, to encourage a more productive discussion.

The feature is already started rolling out to some users on the Android app. As you retweet a post with an article embedded, a prompt will appear saying “Headlines don’t tell the full story. Want to read this before Retweeting?”

Users can still retweet the article if they want to – so it’s a gentle reminder for users to read articles before others begin to spread misinformation. It isn’t clear what group of users have the feature in place, but our assumption is perhaps those with thousands of followers are the first to test it.


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