03/26/2018 Gadgets 360
Social media network Twitter has signed an agreement with Mexico's National Electoral Institute (INE) to distribute official information during the lead-up to July's general elections.
Mexico's electoral authority has already agreed to a similar accord with Facebook and is preparing another with Google in a bid to fight the spread of false information that plagued the most recent US presidential election.
A statement released Sunday by the INE said the three presidential debates will be broadcast via the Periscope platform as part of the deal.
"The INE and Twitter have signed a memorandum of understanding to achieve, through this social network that has millions of followers, informing society in an adequate and timely manner about the most important aspects of the electoral process," the statement said.