Twitter Teams Up With COMELEC To Promote Healthy Conversation During 2022 Elections

Twitter has partnered with COMELEC to promote healthy conversation during the 2022 elections.

TWITTER — The social media giant has partnered with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to fight misinformation and to promote healthy conversation in connection with the May 2022 national and local elections.


The partnership between COMELEC and Twitter aims to amplify voter education initiatives on the policy, product, and partnership front in order to protect the integrity of election-centric conversations on the platform and to encourage healthy civic debate.

With a record-breaking 65.7 million registered voters, the Philippines is expected to hold one of the largest elections in Asia,” a press release from Twitter quoted Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez as saying. “We are pleased to be partnering with Twitter to fight misinformation and encourage voter participation.


In order to unite users around election conversations on the said platform, the social media giant said that it has launched a series of customized emojis. According to the social media giant, the emojis will run throughout the campaign period and will be available until May 27.

Aside from launching a series of customized emojis, the social media giant said that it is reinforcing its policies against manipulating or interfering in elections following its stance to ban political advertisements in 2019 and in line with its policy.

These include labeling misleading tweets on the platform in order to provide additional context and to help reduce the visibility of misleading information on the platform.

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The social media giant added that it may also remove accounts or content that falsely misrepresent affiliation to a political candidate, an elected official, a political party, an electoral authority, or a government entity.

According to a report on GMA News Online, the social media giant said that it also formed an “internal elections group” to lead its electoral integrity work from now through Election Day.

The social media giant also said that it is also partnering and working together with other organizations in order to ensure that Twitter is a place for healthy public conversation.

Based on the report, the other partners are #FactsFirstPH, GMA News, Foundation for Media Alternatives, National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections, Legal Network for Truthful Elections, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, and Plan International Philippines.

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