Twitter Brings Tool to Report Misleading Election Information to the U.S.

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Twitter activated a tool in the U.S. that enables people to report misleading information about participating in elections or other civic events.

The social network made the tool available last April in India, the U.K. and across the European Union.

The tool enables users to report tweets containing misleading voter information the same way they already can report content for harassment, spam or intention of self-harm.

Twitter director of public policy and philanthropy Carlos Monje Jr. said in an email, “As caucuses and primaries for the presidential election get underway, we’re building on our efforts to protect the public conversation. We’ve turned on a tool for key moments of the 2020 U.S. election that enables people to report deliberately misleading information about how to participate in an election or other civic event. This reporting flow has been an important aspect of our efforts since early 2019 to protect the health of the conversation for elections around the globe, specifically in India, the U.K. and across the EU.”

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