Twitter Flags Trump Tweet About Voting Mail Drop Boxes

Twitter has flagged one of President Trump’s tweets from Sunday morning, saying it violated the social platform’s Civic Integrity Policy by making “misleading health claims that could potentially dissuade people from participation in voting.”

The tweet at issue falsely claimed that mail drop boxes are “a security disaster” and that they “make it possible for a person to vote multiple times,” and misleadingly questioned “who controls them, are they placed in Republican or Democrat areas.” It further claimed: “They are not Covid sanitized.”

Twitter flagged the tweet nearly six hours after its posting.

The platform also said it is limiting how the tweet can be engaged with. Users can still retweet it with a comment, but can’t like it, reply to it or retweet it.



However, Twitter said it would not be deleted, “given its relevance to ongoing public conversation.”

In May, Twitter flagged, and inserted a fact-checking statement on two other false tweets from Trump that claimed that mail-in ballots would cause voting fraud.

Trump responded by accusing social media platforms of being biased against conservatives, threatening them with deregulation,  and issuing an executive order asking federal regulators to change the law that protects the platforms from being held responsible for content posted by their users.

1 comment about "Twitter Flags Trump Tweet About Voting Mail Drop Boxes".
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  1. PJ Lehrer from NYU, August 27, 2020 at 10:52 a.m.

    Unfortunately he has already told this lie more than three times so people now think it's true...

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