Washington, 4th November: Social media website Twitter once again restricts a tweet recently posted by the US President Donald Trump.
Baaghi TV: Donald Trump shared a tweet on his official Twitter page claiming that ‘foes would steal the elections,’ this message has been removed by the Twitter authorities.
Trump wrote, “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
Twitter took action against the tweet quickly, placing it behind a warning and adding a misinformation label.
The company explained its actions in a tweet, stating that the president’s message contained a “potentially misleading claim about an election.” As of 12AM PT, the result of the presidential election remained far from clear, with both candidates holding potential paths to the presidency.
We placed a warning on a Tweet from @realDonaldTrump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election. This action is in line with our Civic Integrity Policy. More here: https://t.co/k6OkjNXEAm
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) November 4, 2020
The president’s tweet again appears to be attacking the integrity of vote-by-mail ballots. As per reports from the international media, with mail-in ballots expected to come in slowly in some states, lagging votes may play a big part in the election outcome. That scenario was expected and does not raise any concerns over the integrity of vote tallying.
Due to a huge spike in mail-in voting related to the pandemic, results were expected to be more ambiguous on election night in 2020 than in past years and so far that’s proven true. Social media companies began crafting new policies for the unusual circumstances of the 2020 election and its worrisome misinformation ecosystem in the months leading up to November.
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