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Twitter outlines how it will label tweets claiming early US election victory – Sydney Morning Herald

The social media giant said it would place warning labels on tweets from US election candidates and campaigns that claim victory in advance of official results.

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Social media companies are under pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the November vote.
In an updated blog, the company said it would consider state election officials and national news outlets such as ABC News, Associated Press, CNN and Fox News that have independent election decision desks as official sources for results.
Their official Twitter accounts will be exempted from labelling, the company said.

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