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Twitter test guilts you for retweeting unread articles

On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it would begin testing a new feature, prompting users to think before tweeting articles they haven’t read.

Currently this test will be limited to Android users in English. If a user decides to retweet an article before reading it, Twitter can inspire them to open it before doing so. Twitter did not say when it planned to bring the feature to additional operating systems.

But again, as Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour pointed out, retweets help spread articles, and can often help users gain access to misinformation or harmful conspiracy theories. He adds, “It can be powerful but sometimes dangerous, especially if people don’t read the content they are spreading.”

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