LONDON (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.(N) said that it would make it easier for you to report misleading information about the voting process in the united Kingdom, Dec. 12 elections, that is less than a month after the global ban on political advertising will operate.
FILE PHOTO: a Twitter App to load on an iPhone in this illustration picture taken in Los Angeles, California, USA, on July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake
The micro-blogging site as a vital tool for candidates, political parties and journalists to break news and to fuel the debate, but it is also used for the dissemination of false news, such as the doctored video clips, and abusing and threatening people.
He said last month that it would stop all political advertising, which is the British elections, is one of the first big test of the new policy.
It said on Monday it was taking additional steps to ensure that the Uk’s election, it was “a healthy, open and safe.”
It’s the launch of a tool for people to be aware of misleading information about the voting process, for example, as to how to vote or register to vote, or incorrect information about the date and time of the election.
“We have established a cross-functional BRITISH elections, a team that will proactively protect the integrity of the election process-oriented conversation to support the partner in service delivery and the identification of potential threats by malicious actors,” he said in a blog post.
Users are to take part in the election debate will be in a position to create a customized election, emoji of that, it is a visual pun on the word “Voice” is through the use of hashtags, such as #GE19, it said.
Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said last month that the forum’s ban on political advertising.
He said that the company would not be credible to say it was a lot of hard work in order to prevent the dissemination of misleading information, and someone has to pay for in order to focus on the power of the people to make their political ad, they should be able to say “whatever they want”.
That move increased the pressure on Facebook, which is to continue to allow political advertisements, even if they are not false or misleading claims. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the social media company does not want to stifle political debate.
Twitter and publish details of the injunction on Nov. 15, and the enforcement of the Oct. 22.
It is also investing more in systems that are able to detect abuse before it is flagged by users, with half of the offensive tweets have now been identified by the technology.
Reporting by Paul Sandle, Editing by Kate Holton