Twitter to include prompts, hashtags, and emoji to encourage early voting in the United States. From this day, US Twitter users will receive prompts in their home timelines so as to make them vote on time. Just as the November 3rd presidential election is fast approaching.
Push alerts directing to on-Twitter public service announcements will be added to these updates also. As well as prompts to vote on time and find the options of early voting just from nonpartisan voting advocacy group BallotReady.
Also, interactive features, together with an animated “like” button as well as custom emoji for the hashtags #VoteEarly, #YoVote, #IVotedEarly, and #IVoted.
The Comment Twitter made in a blog post
Below is a comment made by Twitter in a blog post authored by Bridget Coyne and Sam Toizer. The company’s public policy director and Senior product manager respectively:
“As voters face unprecedented challenges when casting their ballot in the upcoming 2020 US elections, Twitter is doing what we can ensure that people have access to the reliable information they need in order to exercise their right to vote”.
Twitter included measures that will help reduce confusion
Twitter has added so many measures that will help to reduce confusion surrounding the presidential election. This week, the company changed the way it controls retweets for a limited period of time so as to prevent the spreading of misinformation.
By including some friction to the process. It’s simple. Anytime a user clicks on the “retweet button”, Twitter will prompt those users to make a comment before they proceed to share. Thereby making a quote tweet.
The company made mention of a new set of rules
As of last month, the social media company, Twitter made mention of some set of new rules. To talk about the misinformation ahead of the election that would be held in the US. This includes plans to tag or even withdraw tweets that are carrying information. Which is not true about election rigging and results.
It includes an election hub together with information in English and Spanish. And it as well mentioned that it would tag posts from candidates that are declaring victory prematurely. Last year, the social media company placed an end to every political advertising.
The company as well increased its staff
The social media company, Twitter also mentioned that it has expanded its staff already that are operating on the US election. So as to reply to any Election Day matters that comes up.