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Twitter has now labeled 5 of Trump's tweets on Wednesday as 'disputed' and possibly 'misleading'
President Trump has had five of his tweets, all posted on Wednesday, flagged as "disputed" and potentially "misleading" by Twitter.
The tweets generally take aim at the legitimacy of the 2020 election, questioning everything from Michigan's vote count to "ballot dumps."
Ahead of the 2020 election, Twitter announced that it would be cracking down on election misinformation, and the president's tweets have been no exception.
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Twitter has now labeled five of President Donald Trump's tweets, all posted on Wednesday, as "disputed" and possibly "misleading" amid the platform's effort to prevent election misinformation.
Starting at 12:49 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Trump fired off a series of tweets that disputed Michigan's election results, alleged that people were attempted to steal the election and worked to make Trump's lead in Pennsylvania "disappear," and questioned the legitimacy of "surprise ballot dumps."
In response, Twitter attached labels to the tweets that read: "some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process." The platform also blocked retweeting, instead only allowing users to "quote tweet," which encourages users to add their own commentary before sharing the post with their followers. In addition, the platform blocked the text of the tweets from showing up in the Twitter feed, instead requiring users to click through to view the statement.