Twitter will apply a warning label to tweets by US political candidates, campaigns and other highly visible accounts that attempt to claim victory before official results have been declared, the company said Monday.
"Beginning on election night through the inauguration, we will label some Tweets that make claims about election results," Twitter said in a blog post. "We will be prioritizing the presidential election and other highly contested races where there may be significant issues with misleading information based on the below criteria."
In addition to US candidates and campaigns, the policy will apply to Twitter accounts with more than 100,000 followers.
It will also extend to tweets that are receiving a high level of engagement, which is defined as 25,000 or more likes or retweets.
Twitter also said it will consider an election result official when two separate national news outlets declare a winner. The list of news outlets Twitter is relying on includes ABC News, the AP, CBS News, CNN, Decision Desk HQ, Fox News and NBC News.