(Washington) Twitter implemented new measures on Friday to prevent the spread of false information about the results of the November 3 presidential election.
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at 1:34 PM
In a blog, the social network claimed that its users, including election candidates, could not claim election victory until it is official or well-substantiated based on the result projections of at least two mainstream media outlets.
"Users on Twitter, including candidates for elected office, cannot claim an election victory until it is officially announced," said Twitter.
"To determine the results of an election in the United States, we need an announcement from state election officials or a public display of at least two major news organizations independently publishing results," says Jack Dorsey's group.
Twitter thus modifies the rules set out earlier in September, which had not considered passing election night announcements from the mainstream media on its network.
Twitter will tweets "premature accusations" on its network. blacklist by tagging them and directing readers to an official US election page.
Twitter did not mention any national media that could be considered publishing legitimate preliminary results.
But usually news agencies such as the Associated Press or major networks ranging from ABC News to Fox News to CNN for US election nights for now Some results are known, which will be certified a few weeks later.