Twitter’s Birdwatch fights misinformation with community notes –

Twitter is launching what it calls “a community-based approach to misinformation.” The Birdwatch project first came to light last fall thanks to product sleuth Jane Manchun Wong. Now Twitter has … Read More

TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others –

As social media platforms struggle to get U.S. election misinformation under control with varying degrees of success, TikTok has taken new actions to stop people from searching and browsing select … Read More

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users –

TikTok confirmed today it has taken down videos spreading election misinformation that had been posted to two high-profile Republican-supporting accounts, The Republican Hype House and The Republican Boys. The accounts, … Read More

Election Day was largely free from disruptive cyberattacks, as efforts shift to combating misinformation –

Polls closed in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday without any significant or disruptive cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity officials and experts. Election Day wasn’t without its problems. Some voting machines … Read More

Close US election results plunge social media into nightmare misinformation scenario –

When Trump spoke early Wednesday morning, it became clear which long-dreaded election scenario an anxious nation was on the cusp of. “This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump … Read More

Twitter starts showing all US users election misinformation warnings –

Starting today, Twitter users in the U.S. will see two large notices at the top of their feeds that aim to “preemptively debunk” misinformation related to voting. The striking messages … Read More

Changing how retweets work, Twitter seeks to slow down election misinformation –

Twitter announced Friday a major set of changes to the way its platform would work as the social network braces for the most contentious, uncertain and potentially high-stakes election in … Read More

Trump’s fight with COVID-19 adds fresh fuel to the misinformation fire he started –

With the president hospitalized, his doctors evading basic questions and an election 29 days away, chaos reigned after Trump tested positive for the virus that’s killed more than 200,000 Americans. … Read More

Twitter is building ‘Birdwatch,’ a system to fight misinformation by adding more context to tweets –

Twitter is developing a new product called “Birdwatch,” which the company confirms is an attempt at addressing misinformation across its platform by providing more context for tweets, in the form … Read More