Twitter Labeled Some 300,000 Tweets for Violating Its Civic Integrity Policy

The social network said they represented just 0.2% of all election-related tweets sent from Oct. 27 through Nov. 11

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Twitter labeled roughly 300,000 tweets for violations of its civic integrity policy from Oct. 27 through Nov. 11, representing 0.2% of all election-related tweets sent during that time period.

Legal, policy and trust and safety lead Vijaya Gadde and product lead Kayvon Beykpour said in a blog post that 456 of those tweets were covered by warning messages and had their engagement features limited.

Those tweets could be quote-tweeted, but not retweeted, replied to or liked.

Twitter said approximately 74% of people who viewed tweets that were labeled or hidden by a warning message did so after the social network took action on the tweets, and quote tweets of those tweets were down an estimated 29% due to Twitter’s prompt that warned users who were about to share them.




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