Twitter Changing Rules for the US Elections

  • Ava Thompson
  • 17 Aug 2022

Misinformation is a big problem that surges through modern social media. Twitter is one of the most popular platforms where you can find up-to-date news about any ongoing event.

Right now, it is time to buckle up for the US midterms. Twitter has already figured out updates that will help control the spread of significant information across the platform. The Civic Integrity Policy will take a closer look at any news tweeted about future elections.

So far, we know that Tweets about the rules of elections, claims about false information, and the voting process will be monitored. There will be labels across the platform notifying the users about the potentially dangerous information.

Back in November, Twitter launched its labels and notes about concealed information. A lot of people got curious about debunking content warnings on the platform. The percentage increased by 17%, meaning more users are interested in finding out the source of information. 

Taking prevention methods for spreading false content is one of the biggest goals for Twitter. There are a lot of dangers that come with huge audiences and free access to the Internet. News on Twitter gets filtered through many sources, and sometimes it can be hard to keep in touch with reality.

Twitter feeds will also feature hubs dedicated to the US elections, where you can discuss the ongoing debates with your followers and friends. Of course, you should also take time to explore the available data online to avoid misinformation.

There are a lot of elements that help us avoid false claims and polls. Twitter takes the proper time to filter out any potentially dangerous information, so you can enjoy your feed without any trouble seeing inappropriate content.

Will you observe the US midterms on Twitter? Do you find these prevention methods helpful? Please, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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