Our goal is to foster free expression globally and ensure that conversations are based on reliable information and healthy discourse.
Civic integrity policy
Our civic integrity policy aims to prevent the use of Twitter to share or spread false or misleading information about a civic process (e.g., elections or census) that may disrupt or undermine public confidence in that process.
This policy is enforced when the risk for manipulation or interference is highest — generally a few months before and a couple of weeks after election day, depending on local and external factors. This policy is an additional, temporary protection on top of all the Twitter Rules, which are enforced year-round.
Election Moments help people discover credible information about civic events, including the latest news, information about how to participate, and more from official sources. Election Moments can also serve as debunks, which help elevate information from subject matter experts on prevalent misleading and false information. Moments can be found in the Explore tab and on relevant search pages and Trends.
Voter information and pre-bunk prompts
We create in-product prompts to help people understand how to participate in a civic process. We also proactively share prompts with credible context related to potential misinformation people might encounter online. These prompts may appear in your Home timeline, at the top of relevant search results, or in other places.
We may add candidate labels to help you identify official political candidate accounts.
Trends monitoring and contextualization
We proactively review Trends and may add context by adding a title, description, a representative Tweet, or linking a Moment to help people understand why something is trending. If a Trend contains misleading information or violates other rules, it may be removed.
We may prompt people when they attempt to Retweet a news article they haven’t opened to encourage informed sharing.
We don’t allow ads of any type by candidates, political parties, or elected or appointed government officials. We began globally prohibiting the promotion of political content in 2019 based on our belief that political messaging reach should be earned, not bought.