Twitter Beefs Up Tweet Policing Ahead Of Midterms

In this photo illustration, The Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile device as the company announced it's initial public offering and debut on the New York Stock Exchange on November 7, 2013 in London, England.

At a glance

  • Twitter is expanding Birdwatch, a fact-checking program used to flag “misinformation,” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
  • Tweets flagged by Birdwatch have less credibility with users and are less likely to be retweeted – even though they often have proven to be accurate.
  • Many Twitter fact-checks of tweets related to the 2020 election have been debunked as evidence of irregularities have emerged.

 

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