Friday, February 25, 2022

Twitter Needs a Retraction Mechanism

Will Truman (via Nick Heer):

I think the concerns about an edit button are overblown, but there would be very little downside to Twitter having a “retraction” option, wherein the tweet is left up but with a strikethrough indicating it is not or is no longer valid.

If you want to combat misinformation, make it easy for people to retract inaccurate information they have relayed.

Right now it’s kind of a choice of deleting it and causing confusion, or leaving it up and potentially misinforming people who don’t see the update.

I think strikethrough plus a link to a replacement tweet would be good.


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