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Flagged 3,00,000 “Potentially Misleading” US Election Tweets, Says Twitter

Nearly half of Donald Trump’s tweets had been flagged within the days following the election. (Representational)


Twitter labeled 3,00,00Zero tweets associated to the US presidential election as “potentially misleading” within the two weeks surrounding the vote, making up 0.2 p.c of election-related posts, the corporate stated Thursday.

The social community stated the labels had been issued between October 27 and November 11, one week earlier than and after the US presidential election on November 3 — which Democrat Joe Biden gained over incumbent Donald Trump.

Of the 300,00Zero flagged tweets, 456 had been coated over by a warning message and had engagement options restricted — customers couldn’t like, retweet or reply to the posts, stated Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s head of authorized, coverage and belief and security, in a weblog put up.

She estimated that 74 p.c of people that noticed the problematic tweets did so after they’d been labeled as deceptive or flagged with a warning message, and sharing of the posts, because of this, declined by about 29 p.c.


During the election interval, Twitter posted messages on American customers’ pages which had been seen 389 million instances that “reminded people that election results were likely to be delayed, and that voting by mail is safe and legitimate,” Gadde added.

Nearly half of Trump’s tweets had been flagged by the platform within the days following the election, because the president claimed, with out proof, that he had gained and that the method had been tainted by huge fraud.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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