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Twitter labels Donald Trump's tweets as misleading

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 May 2020, 7:56 IST
Twitter labels Donald Trump's tweets as misleading

In an unprecedented move, Twitter on Tuesday (local time) labelled tweets from US President Donald Trump as misleading.

The social media giant highlighted two of Trump's tweets that falsely claimed mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud, CNN reported.


"Get the facts about mail-in ballots," read a message beneath each tweet.

The message is linked to a fact-checked page the platform had created filled with further links and summaries of news articles.

Twitter said that the move was aimed at providing "context" around Trump's remarks.

But Twitter's decision is likely to raise further questions about its willingness to consistently apply the label to other Trump's tweets.

Twitter said that Trump's tweets about mail-in voting did not violate the company's rules because they do not discourage people from voting. But, the company said, the label offers context surrounding the US President's claims.

"These tweets (here and here) contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labelled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots," Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough told CNN Business in an email.

"This decision is in line with the approach we shared earlier this month," Rosborough said.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(ANI)

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First published: 27 May 2020, 7:56 IST
 
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