Twitter and Facebook flag Trump’s election posts as ‘potentially misleading’
Twitter and Facebook early Wednesday morning pointed to President Donald Trump’s comments on the US presidential election, which remained too close to call.
Twitter said a Trump cheep alleging an effort to steal the elections was potentially misleading.
“We put a warning in a tweet from @realDonaldTrump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election,” Twitter said early Wednesday. Trump said without evidence that “They are trying to STEAL the election. We will never let them do it.” Users are also blocked from retweeting the post, however they can still share the same with Quote Tweet.
Facebook also scored a Trump Send It said: “We are BIG.” The social media company said: “The final results may be different from the initial vote counts as the vote count will continue for days or weeks.”
In a separate Send, Trump said he would make a statement and added: “A HUGE GAIN!” Facebook said “the votes are still being counted. The winner of the 2020 US presidential election has not been projected.”
According to a report Per Engadget, shortly after Twitter put the tag on Trump’s post, the social media company confirmed that it had broken its rules on “making a potentially misleading claim about an election.”
Twitter and Facebook recently discontinued some news accounts that published information about voting in the tight US elections for violating their policies.
Twitter said the accounts had been suspended for violating its policy against “coordination” by posting identical content while appearing independent or engaging in other covert automated behavior.
One of those suspended, SVNewsAlerts, had more than 78,000 followers on Twitter, after adding more than 10,000 last week. Other accounts suspended by Twitter include FJNewsReporter, Crisis_Intel, and Faytuks. Some of the stories from the past suggested that readers follow others. Facebook also suspended several accounts behind US-based pages called SV News and FJ News, citing inauthentic behavior. The SV page had more than 20,000 followers.