Big Brother Twitter is here to remind you that you should not expect to know the results of an election the day it happens!
The social media giant put out a notice to its users reminding them that they have to be patient for election results.
“It takes time to count all of the votes,” Twitter’s welcome message reportedly said, greeting users yesterday with big, bolded letters. An info blurb was provided underneath the message.
“It’s expected to take multiple days to count the votes, so the projected winners of some elections might not be announced yet,” it read. “This means you could encounter unconfirmed claims that a candidate has won their race.”
The company also called mail-in-voting “safe and secure,” per Townhall.
Such did not appear to be a case in the state of Pennsylvania, where a court ruled in January of 2022 that a law allowing for the use of mass-mail in ballots was deemed unconstitutional. The law, which was allowed to let stand for the entirety of the 2020 election, allowed no-excuse absentee voting and created a permanent mail-in voter list, according to the New York Times.
But it gets even better. Twitter’s grandiose “approach to the 2022 midterms” page pompously claimed their platform is the place to “find real-time, reliable information” while taking steps to “protect civic conversation.”
Townhall noted that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s takeover of the company has not stopped them from pushing a far-left narrative.
They also write that their “Civic Integrity Policy” helps them police internet speech by covering “the most common types of harmful misleading information about elections and civic events.” Examples of such offenses include “misleading content intended to intimidate or dissuade people from participating in the election,” and “misleading claims intended to undermine public confidence in an election.”
The company also brags about their “new misleading information labels” that they plan to slap onto posts that do not promote their agenda.
Twitter announced that it will label and censor the reach of posts they don’t like:
Tweets with this content may be labeled with links to credible information or helpful context, and Twitter will not recommend or amplify this content in areas of the product where Twitter makes recommendations. People on Twitter will see a prompt prior to liking or sharing labeled tweets, and in cases where there is potential for harm associated with the false or misleading claim, the Tweet may not be liked or shared to prevent the spread of the misleading information.
The social media giant is currently facing a massive dump in revenue. According to the platform’s new owner, Elon Musk, “activist groups pressuring advertisers” following his acquisition of the company are to blame.
“Extremely messed up! They’re trying to destroy free speech in America,” wrote the Tesla CEO.
Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists.
Extremely messed up! They’re trying to destroy free speech in America.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2022