Twitter says it labeled 300,000 election-related posts

Twitter said Thursday that it labeled roughly 300,000 posts as containing content that was “disputed and potentially misleading” during a two-week period around the general election.

Those tweets accounted for roughly 0.2 percent of all tweets related to the election in the period spanning Oct. 27 to Nov. 11.

Four-hundred and fifty-six of those 300,000 tweets had interstitial labels placed on them that required users to click through to read the posts.

Roughly 74 percent of users who saw the flagged tweets viewed them after the label was applied, Twitter said.

“These enforcement actions remain part of our continued strategy to add context and limit the spread of misleading information about election processes around the world on Twitter,” Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour, who respectively lead Twitter’s legal and product teams, wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

President Trump’s account was one of the ones hardest hit by Twitter’s labeling.

Between Election Day and Nov. 7 — the day former Vice President Joe Biden was projected to win the race — Twitter labeled nearly half of Trump’s election-related tweets.