X has disabled a feature allowing users to report electoral misinformation, according to a report by research organization Reset.Tech Australia. This change comes ahead of significant elections in the US and a major referendum in Australia. Initially introduced in 2022, the feature allowed users to report misleading political posts, but recently, the "politics" category was removed from the reporting options in all regions except the European Union. While users can still report posts for other issues like promoting violence or hate speech, the removal of the political misinformation reporting feature may hinder efforts to curb electoral falsehoods on the platform.
Despite the criticism, Musk advocates for X's "Community Notes" feature as a better alternative for fact-checking.