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Twitter To Provide Misinformation Warnings Ahead Of Election

Notifications will be posted at the top of your timeline, pointing you to trusted information.

 | Briana Koeneman

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Senate Republicans Subpoena Facebook, Twitter Over Content Moderation

Social media's attempt to stop false information around a New York Post story on Joe Biden and his son has left them open to censorship allegations.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Twitter Removes Fake Accounts Posing As Black Pres. Trump Supporters

A Clemson University researcher says some of the accounts linked back to Eastern Europe or Turkey and found a few traces of the Russian alphabet.

 | Johannah Grenaway

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Twitter Cracks Down On Abuse Ahead Of Election Day

Measures include warning labels to hide misleading tweets from certain accounts.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Pres. Trump's COVID Diagnosis Tweet Is Now His Most Shared, Liked Ever

Trump’s post performed well on Twitter, but on Facebook, the equivalent post was only Trump’s 25th most interacted-with of the past year.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Twitter Flags President Trump's Tweet As 'Misleading'

The company said his claims about COVID-19 could potentially dissuade people from voting.

 | Nathan Byrne

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Trump Administration Moves To Tighten Social Media Regulations

The Trump Administration asked the FCC to intervene after Twitter put warning labels on two of his tweets for being misleading.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

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Twitter Flags Florida Congressman's Tweet For "Glorifying Violence"

Twitter said Rep. Matt Gaetz's tweet "Can we hunt them down?" about Antifa "glorifies violence."

 | Antoinette Miller

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China, Russia Accused Of Using Protests To Sow Discord On Social Media

Experts say China's use of Facebook and Twitter to spread protest messages is intentional, since those platforms are banned for most Chinese citizens.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Twitter Flags President Trump's Tweet For Glorifying Violence

Trump has a long history of breaking Twitter's rules on threatening or glorifying violence, but this is the first time he's been reprimanded for it.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Trump Lashes Out After Twitter Applies Warning Label To His Tweets

The social media company flagged the president's unsubstantiated claims on fraud with mail-in voting.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Twitter Adds First Fact-Check Label To President Trump's Tweets

The president tweeted that mail-in voting is "substantially fraudulent" and suggested the 2020 election will be rigged.

 | Johannah Grenaway

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Twitter To Label All Misleading Or Disputed Tweets About COVID-19

Twitter will base warnings and even removal of tweets on three categories: Misleading information, disputed claims and unverified claims.

 | Antoinette Miller

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New York City Man Tweets About His Fight Against COVID-19

A former marathoner details his symptoms while fighting COVID-19.

 | Ted Rowlands

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Twitter Applies 'Manipulated Media' Tag To Video Of Joe Biden

This was the first tag of its kind on Twitter, but it's not clear how effective it was; the video had at least 5 million views before being tagged.

 | Tyler Adkisson


Twitter Considering New Methods To Curb Misinformation

​A Twitter spokesperson told NBC News the company is considering various ways "to address misinformation and provide more context for tweets."

 | Ahmed Jawadi

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Twitter Met With Sharp Criticism After Suspending Venezuelan Accounts

The accounts belong to journalists, political leaders and military branches.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

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Twitter and Facebook Remove Hundreds of Fake Accounts

The fake accounts were linked to Saudi Arabia, Georgia and Vietnam and sought to spread misinformation.

 | Meg Hilling

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Twitter Political Ad Ban Goes Into Effect

Twitter's decision to ban political ads comes as other platforms try to figure out how they should handle ads that spread misleading information.

 | Meg Hilling

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Social Media Giants Detail Disinformation Plans At VA Hearing

Veterans and their likeness are often implicated in social media disinformation campaigns. Experts say without action, this problem could grow bigger.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Twitter's New Political Ad Rule May Not Put Pressure On Competitors

Getting out of political ads doesn't lose Twitter much revenue, and it doesn't have to deal with the public scrutiny over lies or fact-checking.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Twitter To Ban All Political Advertisements

Twitter's decision to ban political ads comes as social media platforms come under inquiry about how they handle ads that spread misleading info.

 | Meg Hilling

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Twitter Says Some Personal Info May Have Been Misused For Ad Targeting

Twitter says some users' email addresses and phone numbers "may have inadvertently been used" for targeted advertising.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

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Twitter Co-Founder's Account Was Hacked

The social media company took a string of tweets down in less than an hour.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

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Twitter Says Trump's Racist Tweets Don't Violate Its Rules

A Twitter spokesperson said the tweets — which used racist language to criticize four Democratic congresswomen — don't violate its rules.

 | Briana Koeneman

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Ask The Experts: The Good And The Bad Of Silent Social Media Moderates

One researcher found politically moderate Twitter users acted differently than liberal or conservative users in 2016 — they disengaged.

 | Cliff Judy

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Deplatforming Helps Social Media Catch Up To Hate Speech

After years of mismanagement, social media companies are retroactively trying to get rid of hate speech. It's difficult, but it can be effective.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Twitter's Mulling A Way To Flag Offensive Content From Public Figures

An executive told The Washington Post that the platform wants to find a way to flag and add context to offensive tweets by public figures.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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Twitter, Facebook Removed Thousands Of Fake Accounts Ahead Of Midterms

The social media companies said Thursday that the accounts in question were linked to Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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Not Many US Twitter Users Spread Fake News During The 2016 Election

A new study in the journal Science found less than one percent of Twitter users surveyed were responsible for spreading misinformation in 2016.

 | Cristina Mutchler