Twitter is actively warning US users from Monday about misinformation about the presidential election.

The company will include notifications at the top of the timeline and in the search results.

The announcements let users know that "you may come across potentially misleading information about postal voting" and that "election results may be delayed".

According to Twitter, the presidential elections in November are different than before, partly due to a large number of votes that will likely be cast by mail.

That is why the result may also take longer to arrive.

In this way, the platform aims to prevent untruths about election results.

This approach is new and fits in with Twitter's broader policy to tackle misinformation on the platform. For example, messages that undermine confidence in the election are labeled as misinformation or deleted, as are tweets from current US President Donald Trump.