Twitter has a message from US President Donald Trump as ‘potentially misleading’ stamped. That happened hours after Twitter tightened its policy.
Twitter tightens election policy
In the tweet, Trump spoke on the night from Monday to Tuesday of “major problems and discrepancies” in postal voting in the United States.
Trump has more often spoken out against postal voting. According to the American president, it leads to electoral fraud, although he has never provided proof of it.
Half an hour after the message was posted, Twitter put a label over it. “Some or all of the content shared in this tweet has been questioned and may be misleading as to how you can participate in elections or other civil lawsuits,” the label said.
Users can still read the tweet, but only if they choose to click away the notification.
Twitter announced on Monday that it would warn American users about misinformation about the upcoming presidential election. As an example of this, Twitter already cited misinformation about voting by mail.
Twitter will not only label potentially misleading tweets: at the top of the timeline there will also be notifications warning users against the spread of misinformation.
Trump’s tweets have more often been labeled as ‘potentially misleading’ by Twitter. For example, reports were previously hidden in which he said that COVID-19 is less deadly than the flu. Also a video from Trump suggesting that CNN spread fake news was hidden.