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Should Twitter add an edit button?
Twitter should add an edit button
You could clarify your point(s) if you come up with a better articulation after you've published your tweet.
You would be able to edit typos.
People should be allowed to edit their tweets but maybe there should be an "original tweet before edit" button to show if they said something horrible and are just trying to cover their mistake up from media. This should be just for grammar, not complete changes.
Major harmful factual inaccuracies can be more easily corrected with an edit button.
If something doesn't look right when you send the tweet you can fix it without deleting and starting over.
You could go back to older tweets and add extra details to them.
This functionality could dupe people into retweeting stuff they agree with, which is then changed to something offensive afterwards. Thus making them look as if they retweeted something offensive.
A person would be able to later edit a tweet to something completely different to the original.
Checking if a tweet was actually posted, or photo shopped, would be impossible.
Conversations can be manipulated at a later date rendering a thread to be potentially harmful.
People would pay less attention to detail when they tweet because they know they can edit tweets later.
People wouldn't know if a popular tweet is really popular because of the content or if it was changed from the original.
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