Circulation of fake news on digital platforms like Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook has been a pain point, and the government has warned social media companies that any abuse of these platforms to influence electorate will not be tolerated. As reported on GreaterLakewood, President Trump met with twitters CEO yesterday and it appears these changes are a direct result of those talks.
Twitter, in a statement on Wednesday, said, the new dedicated reporting feature is in addition to its “existing proactive approach to tackling malicious automation and other forms of platform manipulation on the service”.
Users can also report misleading information about requirements for voting, including identification requirements, or wrong information pertaining to the date or time of election.
Users can choose ‘report tweet’ from the drop-down menu in the app and select “it’s misleading about voting”, followed by opting for the choice that best describes how the tweet is misleading about voting and then submitting the report. There will also be a reporting option on desktop.