Twitter Goes Full Orwell: ‘Pre-Debunking’ Election ‘Falsehoods,’ Factchecking the Future


Much like George Orwell predicted in his seminal work 1984, and in a move that makes Tom Cruise’s Minority Report look tame, Twitter is now going to factcheck the future in order to provide alleged clarity on election night.

The short messaging service said it would place notices at the top of user feeds warning that there may be delays in full election results and that people might see “misleading information” about voting by mail.

This “pre-bunking” is part of an effort to stay ahead of baseless claims about the election before they occur, according to Twitter’s head of site integrity Yoel Roth.

“We’re introducing ‘pre-bunks’ for some of the most common misleading claims about #Election2020,” Roth tweeted.

“Research shows that getting ahead of misinformation is a powerful way to build resilience. Excited to see this application of inoculation theory in practice.”

Why are we not surprised?

More here, courtesy of Andrew West and The Liberty Hub

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