May 26, 2020 | 6:36 pm
Twitter first included the tag “verify data” on two tweets by Donald Trump that said voting by mail would be “fraudulent” on Tuesday.
Through the social network, Trump said that the votes by mail in the United States will be “substantially fraudulent” and will result in a “rigged election.”
The notification, which shows a blue exclamation mark under the tweets, urges readers to “know the facts about mail-in ballots” and directs them to a page with news articles and information from discrediting fact-checkers. the president’s statement.
“Those tweets contain potentially misleading information about the voting process and were tagged to provide additional context for voting by mail,” said social media spokeswoman Katie Rosborough.
The social network confirmed that this is the first time that it has applied a fact check tag to a tweet by the president, in an extension of its new policy on “misleading information” presented this month to combat the “fake news” about the coronavirus.
After the Twitter statement, Trump indicated that the social network was interfering in the presidential elections scheduled for November this year and that “it is suffocating”
Twitter is interfering in the 2020 presidential election. They say my statement about mail ballots, which will lead to corruption and massive fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by CNN and Amazon Washington Post.
wrote on the social network.
… .Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
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