Twitter has announced approximately 300,000 tweets about the United States 2020 election over the last two weeks
They said tweets flagged had “potentially misleading” contents.
Vijaya Gadde, the Head of Legal, Policy and Trust, and, Kayvon Beykpour, the Head of Product, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
The twitter officials said that the most affected tweets represent 0.2 % of no fewer than 150 million the United States election-related messages.
It’s recalled that in the year 2019, the public demanded that Twitter offers context on misleading information.
“This is the exact approach we’ve implemented on Tweets about COVID-19, synthetic and manipulated media, and the 2020 U.S. election that could contribute to offline harm.”
The statement noted that Twitter would continue to apply labels to add context and limit the risk of harmful election misinformation spreading without important context.
Nearly 500 affected tweets received warning messages and had their engagement features limited during the period between October 27 and November 11.
President Donald Trump is one of those affected by the action.
Twitter assured that they would remain vigilant and protect the integrity of the U.S. election conversation.
“As we’ve done for many elections around the world, we will produce a longer-form retrospective of all of our work around the 2020 U.S. Election in early 2021″, Gadde and Beykpour said.
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