Twitter points to Trump posts that made premature or baseless claims of victory about voter fraud.

Nov 05, 2020 Travel News

Twitter points to Trump posts that made premature or baseless claims of victory about voter fraud.

For the sixth time in less than 24 hours, Twitter flagged President Trump’s tweets on Wednesday for violating his rules, as they included unsubstantiated allegations of widespread electoral fraud and premature declarations of victory in key battlefield states. .

Twitter attached warnings to each of the president’s tweets, but also to others posted by his allies, including, among others, his official campaign account, White House press secretary Kayleigh mcenany and the president’s son Eric trump. All three had, like the president, claimed Mr. Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania, a race no major news agency has said was decided.

At least three of Mr. Trump’s posts were hidden and one was partially hidden, but each allowed Twitter users to view them. The platform also restricted the ability of users to retweet or repost messages from the president who had violated company standards.

Twitter’s actions came as the possible path to Mr. Trump’s re-election narrowed, with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. winning over Wisconsin and Michigan, two states of the so-called Blue Wall of the Midwest that Mr. Trump won in 2016.

Mr Trump falsely claimed on Wednesday afternoon that he won not only Pennsylvania but also Georgia and North Carolina, states in which he had topped early vote totals, but where a significant number of ballots remained without count. In each case, his lead was diminishing.

Mr. Trump has nearly 88 million Twitter followers, who have been accused of Republicans bias during the campaign.