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Twitter rolls out new tool to combat misinformation about US census

February 12, 2020 / Queenie Wong

Twitter said Tuesday that users looking for information about the US census will see a link to the official website at the top of their search results, a tool meant to crack down on misinformation. The social network's move comes as the US Census Bureau turns to tech giants, including Facebook and Google, to combat fake news.
Twitter also said that a policy that bars users from posting content that misleads others about how to participate in a civic event such as elections also applies to the US census. The census, which takes place every 10 years, helps determine which states and communities get billions of dollars in federal funding and the number of seats each state gets in Congress.
"Ensuring the public can find information from authoritative sources is a key aspect of our commitment to serve the public conversation on Twitter," said Kevin Kane, Twitter's public policy manager in a blog post.