Twitter is changing how retweeting works on its platform in an attempt to stop the spread of misinformation ahead of the upcoming elections next month, the company announced on Friday.
In a press release, Twitter notes that its social media platform “plays a critical role” in politics, but says that “the integrity of this critical dialogue” must be “protected from attempts — both foreign and domestic — to undermine it.”
Twitter specifies that it will change how it handles tweets about elections: “we will label Tweets that falsely claim a win for any candidate and will remove Tweets that encourage violence or call for people to interfere with election results or the smooth operation of polling places.”
The company will also include new labels and more warnings on misleading or inaccurate tweets “about civic integrity, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media.
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