Twitter has provided a bit more clarity about how it will attempt to curb the spread of election-related misinformation—including tweets that make erroneous or premature claims about election results.
In an updated blog post on Monday, the social media company said it will label such tweets beginning on election night, including tweets from accounts with large numbers of followers and those associated with 2020 candidates.
“We’ll be prioritizing the presidential election and other highly contested races where there may be significant issues with misleading information,” the company said.
Twitter, for its part, says it will consider election results official either when they are confirmed by state election authorities or decision desks from at least two of the following news outlets:
- ABC News
- Associated Press
- CBS News
- Decision Desk HQ
- Fox News
- NBC News
Twitter also says it will prompt users before letting them share or retweet misleading tweets, and try to steer them toward authoritative sources.
You can check out the full blog post here.