The prompt has a big "sounds good" button, and a smaller "review settings" link. The latter links directly to the "Personalization and Data" section of the Twitter settings.
It may be a good time to check those settings, and others right now. The personalization and data page on Twitter is all about advertisement and tracking.
The following options are available on the page:
You can use the disable all button at the top to turn them all off, or uncheck some only.
What is probably more pressing right now is that some users reported on Twitter that the company has enabled location tagging without asking.
You can verify if that is the case by going to the Safety settings on Twitter to look up the status of the Tweet location preference. If it is checked, a location is added to your tweets automatically.
I checked the preference, and it was not enabled by default on my system. Some users stated that this is being rolled out, and that it takes time to land on all user devices.
I don't really know whether that is the case or not, but you may want to check the setting just to make sure that you don't share your location with your tweets unknowingly.
You may want to go through the settings there as well, just to make sure that all are configured the way you want them to be.
If Twitter really turned on location tagging without user permission, that would be a big no-no and could backfire. The company did show a prompt on my device to inform me of personalization changes, but did not change the location tagging preference on the device. It is best to check the preference anyway just to be on the safe side.
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