YouTube includes a few election protection measures set up already, like removing videos that encourage election meddling and banning claims which could mislead voters. Today, YouTube announced that it’s paying special focus on mail-in voting content and upgrading its efforts to fight misinformation with “authoritative information.”
Under videos that mention voting by mail, you’ll now see an given information panel that directs one to authoritative info from the Bipartisan Policy Center think tank. YouTube is adding more info panels also, that will appear once you seek out 2020 federal or presidential Congressional candidates, and contains created new panels on voter registration and how exactly to vote. Those can be found in Spanish and English.
Other Big Tech and social media marketing companies are rolling out election initiatives also. Facebook is owning a national ad campaign to encourage voting and is pointing people towards its Voting Information Centers around Facebook and Instagram. Twitter is making its “biggest push ever” to encourage voter registration, and Snapchat has added voting resources to improve voter turnout.