In one of the first political actions from Twitter after Election Day, a tweet by President Donald Trump regarding voter fraud was labeled as “a potentially misleading claim about an election.”


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The warning label blocks users’ initial view of the tweet, but one click allows them to view it. Twitter stated that “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election” and released a statement that the “action is in line with (their) Civic Integrity Policy.”

Twitter was not the only social media site to monitor and limit statements from the president; Facebook applied a label to the same message shared by Trump, saying that “final results may be different than initial vote counts, as ballot counting will continue for days or weeks.” Another Trump post that claimed an early win for the president was also labeled by Facebook with a similar statement.

Trump has since had several other tweets that Twitter has tabled as “misleading.”


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