Twitter will tell everyone that voting via email is safe from Monday, the company said, contradicting President Donald Trump’s attacks on the email voting ahead of the November 3rd election.
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Located at the top of every Twitter user’s feed, the prompt reads, “You may come across unconfirmed claims that voting by email is causing election fraud.”
Twitter is also issuing a second warning warning users that they may encounter “unsubstantiated claims that a candidate won their race” as election results may be delayed.
The company says the effort is designed to take preventive action against misinformation in elections.
The news speaks against Trump’s efforts to lower trust in postal voting by claiming it was fraudulent, despite his own campaign promoting postal voting.
There is no evidence that voting by email leads to widespread or systematic fraud.
Twitter has already drawn the ire of Trump and Republicans for checking Trump’s tweets about mail-in polls. However, after his indecisive reaction to an explosive New York Post story about Hunter Biden based on dubious sources, the company comes under scrutiny. Senate Republicans summoned CEO Jack Dorsey last week about the issue and plan to question him about anti-conservative prejudice on social media.
“# Election2020 is unlike any other in US history. With so many more people voting via email as of today, and results may be delayed, we’re showing you prompts on your home timeline and search to keep you updated on these important topics, ”the company tweeted.