Twitter to bring back the Disinformation Feature with the November Midterms Upcoming
The civil integrity police will be applied once again to the Twitter app after being first introduced in 2018...
As the midterm elections loom, Twitter has again brought back the disinformation feature to weed out false or misleading posts going into November. Social media giants and tech giants alike have accused civil rights and misinformation experts of not doing enough to block the spread of misinformation.
The civil integrity police will be applied once again to the Twitter app after being first introduced in 2018. Twitter has announced the feature is being implemented again at a crucial time in American politics as 435 seats in the House of Representatives are at stake and nearly a third of the Senate seats.
Users will be prohibited from posting disinformation and misleading content intended to sway people from voting. It will also prohibit individuals from swaying public confidence in an election including misinformation about the outcome of an election. Donald Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter last year due to his risk of "further incitement of violence" just a few days after rioters stormed the United States Capitol.
Overall efforts of fighting disinformation will follow those of the 2020 presidential election such as information prompts in user timelines to debunk falsehoods before sharing the tweets.