Twitter: ‘300,000 misleading tweets during US elections’

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Twitter found and flagged 300,000 tweets that may have been misleading during the US election. There were also messages from President Donald Trump.

The social network reports this on its blog.

Those 300,000 posts are about 0.2 percent of all tweets posted during the election period. The period between October 27 and November 11 was considered.

456 of these tweets were curtailed, preventing other users from retweeting them without their quote. It was also impossible to leave a comment or like with those messages.

Only a quarter of people who saw such tweets saw them before Twitter added a warning label. Three-quarters were immediately aware that it was disinformation, according to Twitter.

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