Twitter Bug Causing Users’ Outcry For Retweets Appearing Random

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A Twitter bug has confused the Twitterati by showing them retweets from ‘random’ people on their timeline. A large majority of those affected by this bug was said to be Android users.

From their end, the microblogging site has confirmed the spotting of this bug which, according to people working at their backend, is mislabeling the “social proof” tag. The “social proof” tag of a retweet tells the site users about the retweets they get from among the people they are following.

Due to the mislabeling of this tag, some of the people they were actually following appeared to be random and the latter’s retweets showing across their timelines looked weird, to say the least.

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Twitter has 236 million active monthly users worldwide. While it’s not yet clear how many users are affected with the bug, but the mislabelling of social proof has resulted in enough of outcry for Twitter to worry about.

Twitter has acknowledged the existence of this glitch and admitted that it had indeed created panic among their users by causing connected people to appear random. They also confirmed that their engineers are working on the problem and assured the users that the same would soon be fixed. However, they did not reply to affected users who had registered their complaints with the company’s Twitter handle @TwitterSupport.

This bug comes shortly after another bug had accidentally ended up revealing users’ “protected tweets.” Twitter had later admitted that site users who had changed their account email addresses between November 3, 2014, and January 14, 2019, i.e. the date when this bug was finally fixed.

“We’re very sorry this happened and we’re conducting a full review to help prevent this from happening again,” Twitter had apologized later.

The Twitterati was obviously far from pleased to know that their privacy had been put to the stake for more than four years before the said bug was spotted and taken care of. This time over, they are wishing and hoping that the action will be faster.

Till that happens, Twitter has suggested confused users tap on the down arrow on the right side of seemingly random retweet (s) to inform the site owners that they wish to see lesser of such content.

“Until the bug is fixed, Twitter users who don’t like the content of the seemingly random retweets can tap on the down arrow on the right side of the tweet to tell Twitter it wants to see less content like this,” said the report.

Twitter has recently announced the addition of a new feature which will allow users to put news stories at the top of their timeline. The said feature will allow regular users of this platform to see tweets from news agencies and organizations first, thereby keeping them informed about the latest goings-on across the world more easily. The feature which comes with a prompt “Catch up on what’s happened while you were away” will be released to Android users first.

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