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Twitter is removing share counts in its sharing buttons, a change publishers want reversed

Digiday

Twitter share counts are being removed from its sharing buttons, a move that’s affecting publishers that used to show share counts on article pages. Since Twitter announced the change on Oct. 6, the share counts have been disappearing from the share buttons that often appear alongside similar buttons from Facebook and LinkedIn. Slate’s vice chairman Dan Check says showing those numbers is important to Slate: “We want that count back. It’s meaningful to us. Having share counts along comment counts is a strong way to underline that there’s a conversation around what we’re written. We want to signal to readers that that conversation is happening.”

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