Our goal is to foster free expression globally, and we want to ensure that conversations are based on reliable information and healthy discourse.
In 2019, Twitter began globally prohibiting the promotion of political content. We don’t allow ads of any type by candidates, political parties, or elected or appointed government officials. We made this decision based on our belief that political message reach should be earned, not bought.
You can find more on these policies on our political content policy page, as well as our political content FAQs page.
Government, state-affiliated media, and candidate labels
Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with — and directly speak to — public officials and representatives. To protect that discourse, below is an overview of the accounts we label:
- Accounts of key government officials, including foreign ministers, institutional entities, ambassadors, official spokespeople, and key diplomatic leaders
- Accounts belonging to state-affiliated media entities, their editors-in-chief, and/or their senior staff
- Accounts belonging to specified candidates
At this time, our focus is on senior officials and entities who are the official voice of the state abroad.
Civic integrity policy
When we find Tweets containing misleading information about a civic process, we may place a label on the Tweet. This label will allow you to find related information from credible sources, such as election officials. In certain cases, we may require you to remove the Tweet or temporarily lock you out of your account.
Prompts when interacting with a misleading Tweet
Labeled Tweets in violation of our misleading information policies trigger a prompt. These prompts add an additional check for misleading Tweets so that people can better decide whether or not to amplify those Tweets with their followers.
News article prompts
We’ve also begun prompting people on Twitter when they attempt to Retweet an article they haven’t actually opened and read. Our prompts remind people to read it before they Retweet it.
We look to trusted experts who can provide relevant, authoritative information to the market so that we can find and connect you with the most up-to-date content. It’s important for us to curate and elevate the voices of trusted experts so you can trust that you’ll get accurate information on the subject from a verified professional when you come to Twitter.
We consider a trusted expert someone who has established a track record of reliably sharing accurate information on the subject and/or has a verified professional connection to an authoritative source.