Twitter is encouraging US users to vote early
Twitter is encouraging US users to vote early and showing them how to do it, the company said. Starting today, anyone with a US Twitter account will receive a prompt asking them to vote early, along with information from the non-partisan organization BallotReady. It also encourages users to tweet voting information to their followers early on.
Also, when you tweet using the hashtags #VoteEarly, #IVoted, #IVotedEarly, or # YoVoté, Twitter adds interactive features, including a custom emoji and an animated "Like" button. Twitter also sends push notifications that will route you to a PSA on Twitter with earlier voting resources.
Twitter recently took further steps to reduce the spread of misinformation in elections. Recently, additional warnings and restrictions were added to misleading tweets, while retweets were restricted and required quote tweets instead. On October 20, it also became harder to generally make retweeting more difficult by getting users to a bid tweet prompt before allowing them to tweet again. The social network said it will "continue to share reminders with voting deadlines and resources until election day," and its early voting news item will go live today at 10 a.m. ET.
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