Twitter makes it easier to report election tweets that deliberately mislead people

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With a number of high profile elections taking place around the world in the coming months, social media platforms are gearing themselves up for the inevitable onslaught of fake news and misleading information. Twitter has announced that it’s doubling down on its efforts in this area with a new feature that will let users report this kind of problematic content directly.

Users in countries where elections are taking place — firstly in India from April 25, then Europe from April 29 — will see a new option, “It’s misleading about voting,” in the “Report Tweet” dropdown menu, alongside the existing options, such as “It’s abusive or harmful.” Tap this, and you’ll be able to flag the tweet as problematic, and give more information about the content if you wish. The feature will roll out globally in due course.

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