The leadership of the American company Twitter, which owns the social network of the same name, has tightened its policy on disinformation ahead of the US presidential election. The corresponding statement was published on Friday on the company’s website.
The leadership of the social network will prohibit Twitter users, including those directly related to the elections, from proclaiming the victory of one or another candidate until such time as this is announced in official sources or authoritative media. Messages with unconfirmed data will be marked accordingly.
Tweets that, in the opinion of the security services of the social network, will contain attempts to interfere, including with the use of violence, in the voting and counting process will be removed from the platform. In addition, Twitter management will temporarily freeze the ability to “like”, “retweet” and respond to publications of politicians and users with at least 100 thousand subscribers.
In September, Facebook and Twitter agreed to fight possible attempts to influence the US electoral process on the platforms of the same name social networks. We are talking about suppressing attempts to use these platforms to post information about the elections from unconfirmed sources, as well as the commission of cyber attacks on campaign headquarters and other structures associated with the electoral process.
The next US general elections will be held on November 3. Democratic candidate Joseph Biden and the current head of state, Republican Donald Trump, are running for the presidency. There will also be elected a vice president, all 435 members of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate of Congress, governors of 13 states and territories.