Facebook and Instagram show a notice to US users stating that there is no new president yet. The report came after President Donald Trump prematurely claimed the profit on Wednesday, writes TechCrunch.
Video with victory claim remains on YouTube
“The votes will be counted,” says the notification popup, which is shown at the top of the apps. Users are then sent to the latest news about the US presidential election at the touch of a button.
The notification also includes a time, so users know when the text was last updated. It is expected that it will take days before the winner is known, as many Americans voted by mail. Counting those votes takes longer.
Facebook says to TechCrunch that the report was sent to the network shortly after Trump claimed his victory. Trump’s message was labeled on Facebook stating that election night results may differ from the final results.
The same message was protected on Twitter. People can still read it, but only when they click away a warning label. You can also retweet with a comment. With that extra barrier, Twitter hopes users will think more about what they share.
Incidentally, YouTube has left a video claiming that Trump has already won the election. According to YouTube, the video does not violate the rules about sharing misinformation around the election. Current rules are aimed at “misleading voters about the time or place and demotivating people to vote,” a spokesman said. The Verge.
In the run-up to the elections, social media companies indicated that they were taking measures to prevent the spread of incorrect information.