Twitter Imposes Restrictions Ahead Of US election
Twitter Inc. said on Friday it will remove tweets calling for people to interfere with the United States election process or implementation of election results, including through violence, as the company also announced more labels and restrictions to slow the spread of misinformation. Twitter said in a blog post that, from next week, users will get a prompt pointing them to credible information before they can retweet content that has been labelled as misleading.
It said it would add more warnings and restrictions on tweets with misleading information labels from US political figures like candidates and campaigns, as well as US based accounts with more than 100,000 followers or that get “significant engagement”. Tweeter said people will have to tap through warnings to see these tweets. Users could also only ‘quote tweet’ this content, as likes, retweets and replies will be turned off.
Twitter said it had labelled thousands of misleading posts, though most attention had been on the labels applied to tweets by President Trump.