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US Elections 2020 : Twitter Blocks Donald Trump’s tweet against Biden, FB also Flagged

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Twitter acted on Wednesday placed a “disputed” label on a tweet from Donald Trump in which he accused his rival Strong going Joe Biden campaign of trying to “steal” the tightly contested 2020 presidential elections.

In his first reaction to the election results, 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!” The tweet was placed behind a warning on the president’s account that the content shared is “disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.” Twitter has taken similar action against Trump’s account in the past.

In a similar vein Facebook also flagged that particular post of President Trump.

“Final results may be different from initial vote counts, as ballots counting will continue for days and weeks,” Facebook said, quoting Bipartisan Policy Center.

The social media giant also flagged the second post by Trump in which he claimed that he is winning big and will soon make a statement.

“I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!” he said.

Flagging the post, Facebook said, “the winner of the 2020 US Presidential Election has not been projected.” Earlier, Twitter pinned a warning on a Trump campaign tweet declaring victory in the battleground state of South Carolina, saying it was premature and not confirmed by official sources.

A message under the tweet, in which the campaign trumpeted that Trump had won the Southern state, said “official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted,” the Politico reported.

The tweet, said the social media giant, violates a rule rolled out for this election that requires such tweets to be backed by calls from at least two of seven specified news organisations.

Twitter, though, left alone a similar Trump campaign tweet declaring victory in Florida because, the company said, it included a nod to one of Twitter’s seven approved race callers.

America’s biggest social media companies have in recent days said that so-called premature declarations of victory were one of their primary concerns as the country headed into this fraught Election Day, especially on a night expected to be full of close contests across the country.

A final verdict on who wins the presidency could take days or weeks depending on how the vote counting, recounts and assorted court battles play out.Trump was projected to win two major battle ground States, Florida and Ohio. He was leading in several other battle ground States of North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Nevada. Biden was leading in Arizona and Minnesota.

During the election campaign, Trump had accused the big tech companies of taking Biden’s side. Alleging that the big tech companies do not want him to win the presidential elections.



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