Twitter, Facebook label Trump’s ‘up BIG’ post as misinformation
The social media giants are resisting against President Trump and his constant spread of falsehoods.
Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are pushing back against President Donald Trump and his constant spread of misinformation.
Tuesday night, Trump tweeted, “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
Twitter obscured the post and added a warning label that cautioned “some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is depicted and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”
The company also prevented users from interacting with the tweet. It could not be shared or responded to.
The president has long asserted that the results of the election would be fraudulent.
Mike Roman, the Trump campaign’s director of Election Day operations, also had several tweets slapped with Twitter’s warning label yesterday.
Roman shared a video of a poll watcher being turned away at a voting facility as proof that Trump poll watchers were being denied entry to polling places “all over the city.”
Election officials said the incident was a misunderstanding, and the poll watcher was ultimately admitted. But not before it was shared over 1,700 times.
Three of Roman’s Election Day tweets were slapped with the warning labels Tuesday. A fourth tweet had a fact-checking label attached. The tweet claimed a voter was caught on camera “STUFFING the ballot box in Philly.”
The video shows a Black woman putting more than one ballot in the box. However, in Philadelphia, a person can drop off someone else’s ballot if they are their designated agent.
In September, Twitter declared that it would label or remove false or misleading tweets “intended to undermine public confidence in an election or other civic process.”
Facebook also added a label to a post from the Trump campaign claiming they were winning the election. The label was added to at least a dozen Trump posts on the platform.
The label currently reads “final results may be different from initial vote counts, as ballot counting will continue for days or weeks.”