Twitter flagged 300,000 election tweets as ‘misleading’

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More than 300,000 tweets related to the US presidential election has been labelled as “potentially misleading” by Twitter in the two weeks surrounding the vote, making up 0.2 percent of election-related posts, the company said Thursday.

Of the 300,000 flagged tweets, 456 were covered over by a warning message and had engagement features limited — users could not like, retweet or reply to the posts, said Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s head of legal, policy and trust and safety, in a blog post.

During the election period, Twitter posted messages on American users’ pages which were seen 389 million times that “reminded people that election results were likely to be delayed, and that voting by mail is safe and legitimate,” Gadde added.

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