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Google and Twitter have said they are clamping down further on misinformation online ahead of the US elections.

Messaging platforms expect a flood of false claims and misleading posts ahead of the November vote.

Twitter said it plans to more aggressively label and remove election-related tweets that are inaccurate.

In Google’s changes to auto-complete results, which predict what users are searching for, it will remove predictions „that could be interpreted as claims for or against any candidate or political party“.

It will also remove the function that attempts to predict and complete search terms when people look up the status of voting locations, voting requirements or methods. Users will still be able to search for this information however.

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