In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets
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WORLD - May 27, 2020

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump’s tweets with a fact-check warning. On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed, among other things. Under the tweets, there is now a link reading ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots’ that guides users to a Twitter moments page with fact checks and news stories about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.

In a statement, Twitter said Trump’s vote-by-mail tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes” and have been labelled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.

Trump has never previously faced Twitter sanctions on his account. The husband of a woman who died by accident two decades ago in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough recently demanded that Twitter remove the president’s baseless tweets suggesting that Scarborough, now a fierce Trump critic, killed her. Twitter issued a statement expressing its regret to the husband but so far has taken no action on those tweets.

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