Twitter steps up to fight false information before election

Twitter is gearing up to put a stop to lies and calls for violence in the days before the presidential election. The changes involve installing a delay before users can retweet and post. Twitter will also flag false content and warn users they are about to disseminate it. The company seeks to avoid providing a conduit for false tweets that go viral and affect the election. (The New York Times, October 9, 2020, by Kate Conger)

Twitter has long been labeling false information while working on a feature that would fight its spread. The changes will take effect October 20 and last through the end of election week and possibly further. (TechSpot, October 10, 2020, by Joe White)

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