Sep 11, 2020

Google and Twitter to block election misinformation

Google and Twitter have said they are clamping down further on misinformation online ahead of the US elections. On Thursday, Google said that incorrect information about election results would not show up in searches. Twitter's changes could also affect tweets claiming victory before election results have been certified, along with misleading posts about ballot tampering. Social media firms have been under pressure to combat misinformation after US intelligence agencies determined Russia used their platforms to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. The messaging platform has clashed in recent months with President Donald Trump, who has posted frequently about potential fraud in the coming election while criticising Twitter for flagging his posts.

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