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Twitter to Prevent “Misleading Information About Elections”

The exterior of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The exterior of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter said Thursday it will reactivate its “Civic Integrity Policy” on the social media site to prevent “misleading information about elections” in the runup to the November 2022 midterms.

In a blog post, the company proclaimed itself as “the place to find real-time, realiable information” about the elections and that its policy, first enacted in 2018, “covers the most common types of harmful misleading information about elections and civic events.”

The policy prohibits users from posting “misleading content intended to dissuade people” from voting and “claims intended to undermine public confidence in an election, including false information about the outcome of an election.”

The last phrase was interpreted by many as a swipe at former President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that the 2020 election was rife with fraud.

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