Twitter Is Finally Discontinuing Community Guidelines About The 2020 US Elections

Twitter’s community guidelines have been edited to no longer cover misinformation being generated about the 2020 US elections, which saw previous president Donald Trump voted out of the Oval Office.

Wow, what a ride it has been across 2020 and 2021, right? 2021 was pretty bad as well, no doubt, but 2020 takes the cake for just the insane number of things that went wrong and then kept getting worse. There was the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a lockdown period which kept extending every time someone paused to tie their metaphorical shoelaces, a worrying amount of heated debate regarding the effectivity of vaccines and hoaxes about the virus itself and somehow 5G towers, the heated rise of sociopolitical turmoil in the face of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of cops, and so on and so forth. Honestly, it felt like even taking a breather was too much for the year, and honestly I’m sort of glad we’ve moved on from the year. Of course, the issues prevalent in 2020 have gone absolutely nowhere and I’m not a superstitious person, but that year just seemed to have bad juju written all over it.

Social media platforms had a very rough time of it across 2020 as well. With heightening sociopolitical tensions, combined with the Black Lives Matter movements kicking into full gear as well as the US elections drawing nearer and nearer, and topped with a frankly worrying amount of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, regulation was nearly impossible. However, someone had to do it and therefore everyone sat down and got to work, with middling results. It really is impossible to fully govern literal billions of opinions online, right? Each specific issue had to be granted its own set of policy updates so as to ensure that it was fully covered.

Now, the pandemic isn’t over and racism is far from gone. However, Trump has been banned across nearly all social media platforms, and the 2020 US elections are finally in the rearview mirror. No more worrying about whether or not some of the voters were dead at the time; people can go nuts with their theories now because Twitter has finally put enough distance between itself and the election to wash its hands of the whole situation. I can’t blame the devs honestly, because no amount of money seems worth dealing with racists and reactionaries rallying behind an orange blob of a man.


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