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Twitter bans voting misinformation

Twitter bans voting misinformation

Twitter explicitly bans voter suppression tactics on its service.

Twitter continues taking baby steps in the right direction by banning the following under the category of manipulating or interfering in elections:

  • Misleading information about how to vote or register to vote (for example, that you can vote by Tweet, text message, email, or phone call);
  • Misleading information about requirements for voting, including identification requirements; and
  • Misleading statements or information about the official, announced date or time of an election.

This will be fun, as it's both a common voter suppression tactic, and a common source of jokes. I bet we see people get banned for joking about this.

You can report election meddling like this:

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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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