Trump pushes conspiracy theories, asks supporters for money to ‘fight back’
Twitter and Facebook have been racing to keep up with the Trump camp's flurry of false, misleading messages.
Social media companies have been racing to keep up with the flurry of false and misleading messages coming out of the Trump campaign team.
President Donald Trump, his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, along with Trump campaign chair Tim Murtaugh and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, were all hit with warning labels on one or more of their Twitter and/or Facebook posts over the last day.
As the path to 270 electoral college votes appears to be slipping away from the Trump camp, they are employing a tactic that they’ve instigated for months: Fueling concerns of a deep-state attempt to “steal” the presidency.
According to The Washington Post, “Twitter appended labels and warnings to at least eight tweets sent or shared by either the president’s account or his campaign’s official account, Team Trump, in what provided a visual signal of the volume of misinformation emanating from their feeds.”
“Our teams continue to monitor tweets that attempt to spread misleading information about voting, accounts engaged in spammy behavior, and tweets that make premature or inaccurate claims about election results,” Twitter spokesman Brandon Borrman said in a statement. “We remain vigilant and will continue working to protect the integrity of the election conversation on Twitter.”
Facebook tagged all nine posts from President Trump’s account with boxes noting “extra information.”
Additionally, both the Trump campaign and that of Democratic nominee Joe Biden continue to raise post-election funds to pay for what may be a pricey and lengthy legal battle.
The Trump camp is reportedly sending a flurry of emails pleading for donations.
According to The Hill, one such message began with the subject line “Just like I predicted.”
“I need YOUR HELP to ensure we have the resources to protect the results,” the Trump missive read. “We can’t allow the Left-wing MOB to undermine our Election. I’m asking my fiercest and most loyal defenders, like YOU, to FIGHT BACK!”
Subscribers to emails from the Biden campaign received a message asking for a $25 donation to “the newly-formed Biden Fight Fund,” wrote campaign manager Jen O’Malley.
The email subject line read “Donald Trump will not steal this election.”