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Apple News Midterm Elections Section Announced

Apple News Midterm Elections Section Announced

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By    |   Monday, 25 June 2018 12:55 PM

Apple News will add a dedicated 2018 midterm elections section to its app that will focus on providing U.S. readers with fact-based content curated by its editors, CNET reported.

The app will offer coverage from selected news outlets such as Fox News and Vox as well as exclusives including a weekly briefing from Axios, a dashboard analyzing key information by The Washington Post and a report by Politico that looks at a collection of races and provides voters with key trends and themes.

Users can access the new section in the Apple News banner across the top of the For You tab, or through the Top Stories and the Spotlight tab.

"Today more than ever people want information from reliable sources, especially when it comes to making voting decisions," Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News, said in a statement.

"An election is not just a contest; it should raise conversations and spark national discourse. By presenting quality news from trustworthy sources and curating a diverse range of opinions, Apple News aims to be a responsible steward of those conversations and help readers understand the candidates and the issues."

In preparation of the 2018 midterm elections, social media sites such as Facebook have been working to eliminate fake accounts and fake news as ongoing efforts to prevent election interference.

Twitter meanwhile announced intentions to add special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates as a way of providing "authentic information" and preventing fake accounts from fooling users.

The labels will include what office a person is running for and where.

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