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Twitter rolls back change that left blanks in place of deleted embedded tweets

Twitter rolls back change that left blanks in place of deleted embedded tweets

Twitter has confirmed that it has reversed a change that changed the appearance of embedded deleted tweets on websites outside of Twitter (thanks to @RuinDig on Twitter for pointing this out). Instead of leaving a blank space in place of the deleted tweet, the site will go back to displaying the original text of the tweet.

Twitter spokesman Remi Duhe said in an emailed statement to The Verge, "After considering the feedback we've heard, we're rolling this change back for now while we explore various options." are putting up." "We appreciate those who shared their point of view - your feedback helps us improve Twitter."

If you visit a third-party webpage with the Tweet embedded (such as this one from The Verge), you'll see that you can once again see the original text, date, and name of the user who posted the Tweet . it . Judging by Twitter's response, it looks like this reversal is only temporary while the company looks for an alternative way to display deleted tweets on websites. It's not clear what sort of "different options" Twitter might try, but it's expected that this won't include blocking any information associated with the tweet altogether.

On Wednesday, Kevin Marks reported that Twitter quietly began using JavaScript — potentially in late March — to block deleted tweets (pictured above) that were embedded on other websites. This includes tweets from accounts that have been banned or suspended from Twitter, making it impossible to view embedded tweets from people like Donald Trump, who Twitter banned last year. This had a huge impact on news that contained deleted tweets or tweets from banned users, which are usually important for context.

Earlier this week, Twitter announced that it was working on a long-awaited "edit" button, raising concerns about whether people could abuse the feature to change the content of tweets ( including) already shared).

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