Twitter flags Trump’s ‘misleading’ tweet on drop containers

Washington, August 24

Twitter has hidden a tweet by US President Donald Trump criticising the promotion of drop containers by Democrats as an possibility for voters, saying it contained “misleading claims” that would “dissuade voters” forward of the November election.

The US president tweeted on Sunday that postal voting might encourage fraud and places customers susceptible to contracting coronavirus.

“So now the Democrats are using mail drop boxes, which are a voter-security disaster. Among other things, they make it possible for a person to vote multiple times. Also, who controls them? Are they placed in Republican or Democrat areas? They are not COVID sanitised — a big fraud,” Trump wrote.

The social media large stated the tweet made “misleading health claims”.

“We placed a public interest notice on this tweet for violating our civic-integrity policy for making misleading health claims that could potentially dissuade people from participation in voting,” it stated.

Users should click on previous a message from Twitter to see the President’s tweet. Users are unable to love or touch upon the publish, Fox News reported.

The identical publish stays out there on Facebook, with no warning, however features a hyperlink to extra voting data.

Trump and Twitter have lengthy had a contentious relationship.

In May, Twitter flagged a tweet by President Trump for the primary time, for glorifying violence. And in June, one other of his tweets was deemed to have violated guidelines towards abusive behaviour.

In August, Twitter froze the official Trump marketing campaign account till it eliminated a publish that contained “harmful COVID misinformation”, main the President to say that he was being unfairly censored.

Trump has issued an government order that would take away a few of social media platforms’ legal responsibility protections in the event that they interact in “selective censorship” dangerous to nationwide discourse.

Trump’s government order got here shortly after Twitter connected Fact-check warnings to a number of the President’s tweets. PTI

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