Twitter afferma di aver smesso di agire contro le bugie sul 2020 elezione

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Twitter spokesperson Elizabeth Busby told CNN on Friday thatsince March 2021,Twitter has not been enforcing its “politica di integrità civica” in relation to lies about the 2020 elezione. That was the policy under which the company had suspended or even banned users for lying about the 2020 elezione, affixed fact-check warning labels to tweets containing such lies and limited othersability to share those inaccurate tweets.
The civic integrity policy still exists, Busby said in an email, but it isno longerbeing applied to lies about the 2020 election in particular. Busby said that’s because the policy is designed to be usedduring the durationof an election or other civic event, e “il 2020 NOI. election is not only certified, but President Biden has been in office for more than a year.
    Lies about the 2020 elezione, tuttavia, have never gone away. Infatti, essi continue to play a major role in American politics.
      Former President Donald Trump continues to relentlessly repeat lies about the 2020 elezione. Intelligence analysts say members of far-right extremist groups continue to subscribe to these lies. Driven by the lies, Republican activists around the country continue to press for so-called election audits and they hunt, sometimes door to door, for supposed fraud.
        E numerous Republican candidates running in 2022 primaries are campaigning on lies about what happened in 2020. UN handful of these candidatesincluding at least three over the last two weekshave included such lies in their advertising.
        In a subsequent email to CNN on Friday, Busby said Twitter’s change in enforcement was reported on last June in a New York Times article. That article, anche se, said Twitter was still working to curb misinformation about the 2020 election but hadloosened its enforcement since March.Busby went much further on Fridaysaying that enforcement is simply not happening and has not happened since March.
          Jesse Lehrich, co-founder of Accountable Tech, a nonprofit that pushes for reforms at social media companies, expressed surprise and dismay at Twitter’s Friday comments.
          I actually praised Twitter when they rolled out a new civic integrity policy in 2021, which prohibits false claims about election results and includes a clear strike system for repeat offenders. To learn they decided explicitly to stop enforcing it two months later, and told nobody, is infuriatingespecially for a platform that constantly plays up its commitment to transparent decision-making,” Lehrich said in a message to CNN. “They’ve managed to undermine faith in our democracy and their own credibility all at once.
          Twitter is still enforcing its general rules, which prohibit things like violent threats and hateful conduct. It is also enforcing its policy against Covid-19 misinformation, under which Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had her personal account banned in early January.
          Twitter has banned ads from politicians da 2019. And Busby added: “Our teams remain committed to making authoritative information about civic processes accessible and easy to find, and we’ll have more to share on our planning specific to the U.S. midterms soon.

          YouTube takes down a campaign ad

          YouTube is taking a different approach from Twitter to lies about the 2020 elezione.
          YouTube decided this week to remove an online copy of a television ad from Missouri Rep. Billy Long, who is competing in a crowded Republican primary for a US Senate seat. The ad features Long falsely declaring quella “the Democrats rigged the election” nel 2020.
          YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said the company hasclearly and publiclyexplained that it prohibitsfalse claims that widespread fraud, errori, or glitches changed the outcome of the 2020 NOI. Elezioni presidenziali.” Choi said in a Friday email: “Our policies apply equally for everyone, and we remove content that violates our election integrity policy, regardless of the speaker.
          Long issued a Thursday statement calling YouTube’s decisionun-American and straight from the communist playbookand claiming it proves his point thatBig Tech certainly has and will continue to influence elections,” il Springfield News-Leader reported. Long’s campaign did not respond Friday to a CNN request for comment on the YouTube decision and on why he made the false claim in the first place.
          Even dishonest ads that are removed by social media platforms are likely to be welcomed by some local and national television outlets. Long’s campaign told The Missouri Times last week that the ad would air on One America News and Newsmax. Both stations have themselves promoted lies about the 2020 elezione.
          The Long ad featuring the “truccato” menzogna still appeared on his Senate campaign’s Facebook page as of Friday afternoon. Facebook, which has taken a hands-off approach to most content from politicians, did not immediately respond to CNN’s questions on Friday.

          Trump election lies still appear on Twitter

          Twitter’s civic integrity policythe one the platform is no longer enforcing in relation to lies about the 2020 elezione — says itwill label or remove false or misleading information intended to undermine public confidence in an election or other civic process,” che include “unverified information about election rigging.The text of the policy, which is freely available on Twitter’s website, does not mention an enforcement exception for lies about the 2020 elezione.
          Under a previous version of the policy, Twitter attached warning labels to numerous false Trump tweets in ritardo 2020. Twitter then banned Trump two days after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in January 2021, saying it had made the decisiondue to the risk of further incitement of violence.
            But Trump’s spokesperson, Liz Harrington, has been permitted since mid-2021 to freely tweet out Trump statements in which he lies that the 2020 election was “truccato” e “rubato.”
            Busby said Friday that Harrington’s account does not violate the general Twitter ruleswhich do not prohibit election misinformation.

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