Twitter Flagged 300k Misleading U.S. Election Tweets

In the wake of the 2016 election, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks were heavily criticised for failing to clamp down on and limit the spread of disinformation on their platforms.

A week after one of the most tumultuous elections in American history, Twitter has now released an overview of its efforts to label misleading tweets about the 2020 election. It stated that it attached a label to 300,000 misleading tweets between October 27 and November 03 under its Civic Integrity Policy, amounting to 0.2 percent of all tweets sent about the election.

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