Twitter adds Trump tag to trump: president is furious
U.S. President Donald Trump accused Twitter of interfering in the presidential campaign after his message was tagged with a check on the president’s allegations. Writes about it "Voice of America".
“Twitter completely suppresses free speech, and as president I will not allow that to happen,” Trump wrote.
A blue exclamation mark with a link to alternative information is put by Twitter under messages that, in the company's opinion, may contain false statements.
The note received a message from President Trump, in which he wrote that the use of mail ballots in the elections would be "fraudulent", and this would lead to "rigged elections."
Trump in this regard noted in his tweet the governor of California, although voting by mail is conducted not only there.
The issue of the wider use of postal voting in the USA was raised in particular in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic and the desire of many Americans to avoid crowded places, such as polling stations.
The link that Twitter has attached to the president’s message invites readers to “get facts about the newsletters” and leads to a page with articles on this topic that Twitter employees have put together.
“Trump is groundlessly claiming that mailing ballots will lead to falsification,” proclaims the first headline of the collection, followed by a section called “what you need to know,” which denies the president's allegations.
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Donald Trump's chief of staff, Brad Parskell, also criticized Twitter, stating that tagging and providing links to, as Parskell writes, "biased fake news is a smokescreen to cover up Twitter's obvious political tactics."
Twitter confirmed that it marked the president’s message with a reservation for the first time, fulfilling the company's promise to fight misinformation.
Soon, the president’s tweet was deleted, and Trump himself commented on the situation.
“Twitter showed that everything we said about him is true,” Trump wrote.
Twitter first announced that it would focus on countering fake or conflicting COVID-19 information, and then will cover other topics.
Twitter, as well as Facebook and other social media, have long been under pressure to counter disinformation spread over the Internet.
Critics accuse Internet giants of having actually become the media, but do not want to take responsibility for the fact that frankly false information is distributed through social media and attempts are made to manipulate people.
According to Donald Trump, over 80 million followers are following on Twitter, and the president is actively using the network to spread his ideas.
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