Ahead of a watershed U.S. election, internet platforms are introducing a range of unprecedented policies to curb the spread of election-related misinformation and disinformation. These policies are changing frequently ahead of November 3, and it can be difficult to track who’s doing what — and how it will impact voters before, during, and after the election.
So today, Mozilla is publishing an election misinformation policy tracker to help journalists, watchdogs, and voters keep tabs on what’s going on.
Platform policies are a moving target, and Mozilla expects to update this tracker through the election and its aftermath.
The aggressive enforcement of these policies brings with it important conversations about the impact on political speech. Those impacts warrant attention, and may point to the value of more structural approaches (such as limiting higher-risk product features at sensitive times) that may raise fewer viewpoint-based concerns.
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