Twitter prompted readers to check facts in Trump's tweetsChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 27, 2020
US President Donald Trump Wednesday hit back at Twitter for tagging two of his tweets with a fact-checking warning label.
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“Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post....,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
“Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” he said in another tweet.
Twitter had on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers.
The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an unfiltered version of his message out to his political base, after years of permissive policies around content on its platform. ■