Sep 24, 2019
By Jane Brown
Legacy media (radio, TV and newspapers) is certainly the best place for accurate reporting of the news on the federal election.
But Twitter is giving Canada’s federal election the all-clear so far.
Despite vigorous activity on the site, including “politically polarizing” conversations on an international scale, word from the social media company says is that no large scale attempts at disinformation or manipulation have been detected.
Twitter is focusing on misinformation about voting, such as accounts spreading wrong dates to cast ballots.
This means inaccurate statements about an elected official, candidate, or political party are not a violation of Twitter’s policy. But misleading claims about long lines or equipment problems at voting locations, would be.