Twitter’s new policies will remove misleading political tweets

Twitter is a key political transform and a source of news directly from politicians, both, fortunately, and in some cases — unfortunately.

Twitter is now making it easy to report tweets that fall under the following category for removal:

  • Misleading information about how to vote or register to vote (for example, that you can vote by Tweet, text message, email, or phone call);
  • Misleading information about requirements for voting, including identification requirements; and
  • Misleading statements or information about the official announced date or time of an election.

This comes as part of Twitter’s strategy to ensure that it isn’t complicit in electoral malfeasance. “Any attempts to undermine the process of registering to vote or engaging in the electoral process is contrary to our company’s core values,” The firm’s Safety team blogged on Wednesday. However, Twitter has already been used to manipulate elections, most notably in the US 2016 elections and the Brexit Referendum.

With this new tool, users can highlight and report misleading tweets by themselves. On the other hand, a lot of misleading information comes from certain political figures, and the firm still has no policy to deal with that

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