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Twitter Unveils 'Debunk' Election Messages on Users' News Feeds

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By    |   Monday, 26 October 2020 05:52 PM

Twitter said Monday it would start placing messages at the top of users' news feeds in an attempt to debunk false information about mail-in voting and election results, NBC News reports.

"With the 2020 US general election approaching on Nov. 3, experts and fact-checkers have continued to assure American voters that voting by mail is a safe and secure option, especially in the middle of a pandemic," a message scheduled to go live Monday reads. "Deadlines and rules vary from state to state, so it is important that voters check with their state and county about how to properly vote by mail if this is the voting method they choose, experts say."

Election Day is just one week away.

The move comes as President Donald Trump has continued his efforts to call into question the legitimacy of mail-in ballots.

The second Twitter message, scheduled to go live Wednesday, will remind users election results might be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"These prompts will alert people that they may encounter misinformation, and provide them with credible, factual information on the subject," Twitter said.

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Twitter said Monday it would start placing messages at the top of users' news feeds in an attempt to debunk false information about mail-in voting and election results, NBC News reports.
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