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Trump lashes out at Twitter after it labels ‘fact check’ warning

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has recently lashed out at Twitter after it labeled two of his tweets with a ‘fact check’ warning for the very first time.
Twitter for the first time, prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by US President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact-checkers which has been introduced by the social networking platform after facing long-standing criticism that Twitter is too hands-off when it comes to policing misinformation and falsehoods from world leaders.
On Tuesday, Twitter flagged two of his Trump’s tweets claiming that ‘Mail-in ballots are fraudulent’. In the same tweet, he also predicted that the ‘ballots will be robbed and fraudulently signed’. Trump claimed that the US election this time will be ‘rigged’.

Below his tweets, Twitter had added a warning that read, ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots’. When clicked on the label, the readers will be taken to a page with a series of articles and news reports on Trump’s claims about Mail-in ballots. There is also an article authored by Twitter which is titled ‘What you need to know’. The information also shows that fact-checkers from CNN, Washington Post, and others have found Trump’s claims about mail-in ballots ‘unsubstantiated.’
Trump in response, lashed out at the company, accusing it in a tweet of interfering in the 2020 presidential election and stifling free speech.
“@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,” the president tweeted. “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” he added in another tweet.

Twitter recently expanded its policies against misleading information to prohibit content that goes directly against guidance on COVID-19 from authoritative sources of global and local public health information.  
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