Jack Dorsey Says Twitter Will Continue to Flag Incorrect Election Info

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: ‘We’ll Continue to Point Out Incorrect or Disputed Information About Elections Globally’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter (Image: Flickr)

In an apparent statement to President Donald Trump that he and his company will try to stop the spread of false information on his social media platform, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to Twitter to reaffirm the company’s stance, according to Fox News.

Dorsey also took a swipe at Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for his company’s stance. “We have a different policy than, I think, Twitter on this,” Zuckerberg told The Daily Briefing in an interview scheduled to air in full on Thursday. “I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” he added. “Private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in the position of doing that.”

Earlier this week, Twitter placed fact-check links below two of Trump’s tweets, which allegedly shared misinformation and lies about mail-in voting. The links lead to a fact page on mail-in voting.

Twitter released a statement on its decision Tuesday night.

“These Tweets contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots. This decision is in line with the approach we shared earlier this month.”

Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said, after he threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices.

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