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How true is claim Twitter changed retweet button to green in solidarity with #June12thProtest?

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Claim: A Twitter user claims the Retweet button on Twitter has been changed from blue to green in solidarity with Nigeria 

There is no new change to Twitter’s Retweet button as it has always been green.

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Amid the June 12 protest which is being promoted largely on Twitter, a Twitter user (@ChibuzorUkwu) claims Twitter’s Retweet button has been changed from blue to green in solidarity with Nigeria.

“Twitter has changed the retweet button colour from blue to green in solidarity with Nigerians on #June12thProtest”.

Excerpt of Twitter post caption. 

Screenshot of @ChibuzorUkwu’s Twitter post.

While some users in the comment section say the Retweet button has always been green, others say their’s is still blue.

Screenshot of the comment section.

Verification

Dubawa conducted a Keyword search which led to a 2016 report by  Independent announcing that the Twitter Retweet button had been changed from forest green to a much brighter, minty green shade.

Screenshot of Independent report.

This search also led to a Twitter post in 2016 by Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) noting this change just as the Independent reported.

Screenshot of Matt Navarra’s Twitter post.

Conclusion

There is no new change to Twitter’s Retweet button as it has always been green.  Even when it was changed in 2016, it was from one shade of green to another and the change was in no way connected to Nigeria. This makes the claim false.

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