Twitter outlines how it will label tweets claiming early U.S. election victory

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Monday outlined a plan for placing warning labels on tweets from U.S. election candidates and campaigns that claim victory in advance of official results.

The move comes as the social network braces for what it has called an unusual election due to a high number of mail-in ballots that may cause a delay in final results.

Beginning on election night through the inauguration, Twitter said it would place warning labels such as “official sources called this election differently”, or “official sources may not have called the race when this was tweeted”.

U.S.-based accounts with over 100,000 followers and a significant engagement will also be considered for labeling, Twitter said.http://Twitter outlines how it will label tweets claiming early U.S. election victory Read more

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