Twitter Tags President Trump's Tweet With Fact-checking Warning

                                  Twitter Tags President Trump's Tweet With Fact-checking Warning
President Donald Trump's tweet yesterday, May 26 was given a fact-check label by social media platform, Twitter for the first time, a decision that made the US president accused Twitter of meddling in election.
President Trump had tweeted "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent." Shortly after the tweet was sent out, a warning label was placed on the post and a subsequent tweet. 

Twitter's notification displayed a blue exclamation mark underneath the tweets, suggesting readers "get the facts about mail-in ballots". Twitter's link directed users to a page on which Mr Trump's claims about mail-in ballots are described as "unsubstantiated". The social media company cited reports on the issue by CNN, the Washington Post and others.

Twitter tags President Trump

However President Donald Trump accused Twitter of interfering in the US presidential election scheduled for 3 November 2020 in new tweets. The US President who accused the social media company of "completely stifling free speech", stated that he will never allow it happen. 

Twitter tags President Trump

Mr Trump's presidential campaign manager Brad Parscale also criticized Twitter. He wrote;
"Partnering with biased fake news 'fact checkers' is a smoke screen to lend Twitter's obvious political tactics false credibility. There are many reasons we pulled all our advertising from Twitter months ago, and clear political bias is one of them."

The move marks one of the first cases of the company enforcing its policy of labeling tweets by public officials that may violate its rules. 

Twitter has long said it may take lesser actions, such as adding those warning notices, instead of taking down posts by politicians because their remarks are of public interest.

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  1. Twitter is daring one of his great fans this time around

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