Facebook, Twitter controlled US election information closely

Tram Ho

Today 3/11, Donald Trump posted simultaneously on Facebook and Twitter that the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Pennsylvania election officials to accept mailed votes after election day “would allow fraud. rampant, uncontrolled “and” causing violence on the street “. Two social media platforms immediately warned and shared concerns about misinformation that could undermine confidence in election results and cause social discord. Both Facebook and Twitter responded to the post within an hour.

Facebook labels the status with a general reminder to its users: “Both mail voting and direct voting have a long history of trust. In the US, voter fraud is extremely rare for any problem. Any voting method “. However, the sticker from Facebook did not prevent users from sharing the Trump post 60,000 times.

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On Twitter, the same post was retweeted more than 8,000 times before being labeled “Disputed,” a move that made it more difficult to share the post on the platform. The social platform also displays a message next to Trump’s tweet stating that some of the content is “disputed and possibly misleading about the election or civil process”.

In response to Facebook and Twitter’s response, a Trump campaign spokesperson echoed previous tough comments about the actions of social media platforms: “The Silicon Valley Mafia continues to intervene. election, constantly censoring President Trump and those of the Republicans “.

Earlier, Twitter announced it would hide posts announcing early election results to prevent chaos on election night. This social network only recorded official results when it was announced by state election officials or at least 2 of the 7 national media outlets including ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, Decision Desk HQ, Fox News or NBC. While these rules apply to every US election, Twitter says it is prioritizing the presidential race and other “highly contested” seats. This is the measure in a series of last-minute reforms of social media platforms after it was announced that Trump would declare victory before millions of mail votes were counted. US President denied this information.

Offending posts will be labeled if they come from a candidate, campaign or Twitter account with more than 100,000 followers, or if they get at least 25,000 likes or 25,000 shares. Twitter will also delete posts “intended to incite electoral interference or tally the election results, such as through acts of violence”.

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The US presidential election officially started at 0:00 on November 3 in New Hampshire state (12 o’clock Hanoi) when the people of Dixville Notch and Millsfield voted. Other polling places across the US will start to open from 7am on 3/11 (7pm Hanoi time). As of the afternoon of November 2, nearly 98 million Americans had voted early, representing more than two-thirds of the total number of votes cast in the entire 2016 election. They are also likely to cause the total number of voters to go. this year’s election surpassed the record four years ago, when nearly 139 million US voters went to the presidential vote.

Most likely the US presidential election results this year will not be announced on election night. The reason is that the number of people voting by mail is ever high due to the Covid-19 epidemic and ballots sent by mail take longer to count than direct ballots. After the election took place, social platforms Facebook, Twitter or Google … decided to ban political ads in an effort to limit the spread of false information and prevent either side from declaring victory. Soon.

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Source : Genk