On Tuesday, the social media company highlighted two of Trump’s tweets that incorrectly claimed that the mail-order vote would lead to widespread voter fraud.
Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday if social media companies should act against Trump for pushing conspiracy theories that a critic committed a murder, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said: “I am of the opinion that companies of social media have to re-examine whether or not – for example, if you put out something that says it – that same extravagant thing that the president thinks … they should say that is not true. ”
Twitter said Tuesday that Trump’s correspondence vote tweets did not violate society’s rules because they did not explicitly discourage people from voting. But, the company said, the label offers a context surrounding Trump’s claims.
Rosborough confirmed that this marks the first instances where Twitter has labeled any Trump tweet as misleading.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Twitter did not immediately respond to questions about who had assembled the fact-checking page or whether it had been generated algorithmically.
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