Twitter “Fact-Checks” President Trump’s Tweet For The First Time

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Unbelievable. The “fact check” link is a response to President Trump correctly stating that Mail-In Ballots will cause massive voter fraud. The “fact checkers” are from Trump-hating media outlets such as CNN and the Washington Post. Ridiculous.

President Trump has promised to take action against Twitter for interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election, as well as stifling free speech. Now would be a good time, Mr. President.

Related – USPS Mail Carrier Charged with Fraud After Allegedly Tampering with Vote-by-Mail Requests

Twitter Slaps Fact-Check Link On Donald Trump Tweet For The First Time

By Deadline, May 26, 2020

President Donald Trump accused Twitter of “interfering” in the 2020 election after it slapped a fact check link on his tweets claiming that mail in voting will lead to a “rigged election.”

He tweeted, .”@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post. Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!”

Twitter is a private platform that sets its own terms of service. But Trump has long accused it and other Silicon Valley platforms of bias.

The platform placed the link below a series of tweets that criticized the state of California for moving to mail-in voting. He has targeted other states as well.

His tweets now include a a message to “get the facts about mail-in ballots.” It then directs users to news articles analyzing Trump’s unsubstantiated claims about widespread voter fraud.

A Twitter spokesperson said: “These Tweets contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots. This decision is in line with the approach we shared earlier this month.”

Twitter recently outlined a series of steps it has taken to flag misinformation about the coronavirus, including issuing labels for tweets that contain misinformation or disputed claims.

“Moving forward, we may use these labels and warning messages to provide additional explanations or clarifications in situations where the risks of harm associated with a Tweet are less severe but where people may still be confused or misled by the content,” wrote Twitter’s Yoel Roth and Nick Pickles. “This will make it easier to find facts and make informed decisions about what people see on Twitter.”

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