Twitter announced a bunch of new features overnight, including typing indicators ("..."), web link previews and, most controversially, read receipts.
Read receipts have been unpopular since they were first introduced on Blackberry Messenger, then the iPhone and early Facebook Messenger, where they are turned on by default. When the news spread that Twitter had finally joined the read receipts bandwagon, people were a little bit tense.
Those who don't want read receipts all over their DMs needn't worry. You can disable them pretty easily in the settings:
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