Twitter allows users to bookmark content intended to suppress voters or spread lies about voter registration

Twitter is allowing users to bookmark content intended to suppress votes or spread erroneous information about voter registration before the most important US elections.

  • Users can now notify Twitter when they see a possible vote suppression
  • The flags also allow them to denounce anyone who misrepresents political affiliation.
  • The tools will seek to mitigate misinformation before the US elections

Before the main elections in the United States, Twitter is giving users another tool to help report harmful content.

On Thursday, Twitter said it will allow users to start reporting wrong information about voting, registration and any information that may be designed to suppress voters.

The new dialing options also cover someone who may be trying to misrepresent their affiliation with one of the parties.

“We are activating a tool for the key moments of the 2020 US elections that allow people to report misleading information about how to participate in an election or other civic event,” the Twitter security team said in a tweet.

The tool will help increase others launched by Twitter to mitigate disinformation campaigns such as those that flooded social networks during the 2016 presidential elections in the US. UU.

The decision to start treating voter suppression more seriously marks an evolution since Twitter’s previous policy.

In 2016, some users pointed out that attempts to notify the disinformation platform were not heard.

Last month, Twitter also said it will return labels for politicians who use its platform to make sure voters recognize where the information comes from.

Last year he also made the fundamental movement to ban political advertising and ban any ads that appeal to votes, any request for campaign contributions and any political content.

According to the company, it will define the political content to include any announcement that refers to a candidate, political party, government official, electoral measure or legislative or judicial result.

In addition, the prohibition also applies to what the company refers to as “problem-oriented” advertising: non-political announcements of candidates, political parties, and elected or appointed government officials that focus on a particular issue.

Twitter detailed its ban on political announcements for the first time before its planned launch next week (File photo)

Twitter detailed its ban on political announcements for the first time before its planned launch next week (File photo)

It still allows ads related to social causes such as climate change, gun control and abortion, but people and groups that publish those ads will not be able to target those ads to a user’s zip code or use political categories such as “conservative.” ‘or’ liberal ‘.

With the first national elections since 2016 rapidly approaching, Twitter and its rival Facebook have returned to the spotlight when it comes to efforts to prevent misinformation.