Latest News (Foreign/Local) - Entertainment - Beauty Tips - Inspirations - Events- Latest Gist and Gossip.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Twitter Tags President Donald Trump's Tweet With Fact-checking Warning

Twitter Tags President Donald Trump's Tweet With Fact-checking Warning
US President Donald Trump's tweet on Tuesday, May was tagged with fact-check label by Twitter for the first time, a decision that prompted the president to accuse the social media giants of meddling in election. 

Trump had tweeted "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent." Shortly after the tweet was sent out, a warning label was placed on the post and a subsequent tweet. 

Twitter's notification displayed a blue exclamation mark underneath the tweets, suggesting readers "get the facts about mail-in ballots"

Twitter's link directed users to a page on which Mr. Trump's claims about mail-in ballots are described as "unsubstantiated". The social media company cited reports on the issue by CNN, the Washington Post and others.

Twitter tags President Trump

However President Donald Trump accused Twitter of interfering in the US presidential election scheduled for 3 November 2020 in new tweets. The US President who accused the social media company of "completely stifling free speech", stated that he will never allow it happen. 

Twitter tags President Trump

Mr Trump's presidential campaign manager Brad Parscale also criticised Twitter. 
He wrote; "Partnering with biased fake news 'fact checkers' is a smoke screen to lend Twitter's obvious political tactics false credibility. There are many reasons we pulled all our advertising from Twitter months ago, and clear political bias is one of them."

The move marks one of the first cases of the company enforcing its policy of labeling tweets by public officials that may violate its rules. Twitter has long said it may take lesser actions, such as adding those warning notices, instead of taking down posts by politicians because their remarks are of public interest.

0 comments:

Post a comment