Twitter first called Donald Trump’s comments “potentially misleading” a move that caused the president to accuse the site of election meddling on social media. Twitter on Tuesday highlighted two of Trump’s tweets that mistakenly believed mail-in ballots would result in widespread voter fraud, adding a message that the company has put in to fight misinformation and contested or unverified claims.
It linked to a structured fact-check page loaded with more links and summaries of articles rebutting the claim the site had made. Twitter said the move was intended to provide “meaning” around Trump’s remarks. Yet the extraordinary decision of Twitter is likely to raise more concerns about its ability to regularly extend the mark to other Trump tweets considered to be misleading by third parties, especially after the president promoted groundless claims against former Rep. Joe Scarborough about the death of a congressional staffer years ago.
Trump’s allegations are based on a disproven conspiracy theory stating that Scarborough had played a role in the death of then-staffer Lori Klausutis in 2001, without any evidence. Official autopsy, which showed Klausutis had undiagnosed heart disease, contradicts the reckless argument. That history pains recalling in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey written last week by Klausutis’ friend, Timothy. Timothy Klausutis pleading with Dorsey to delete Trump’s tweets in the text, which became public Tuesday.
Twitter Ignores Trump’s Response
CNN’s Dana Bash asked about whether social media platforms. It would take action against Trump for spreading conspiracy theories. It is to condemned murder occurred, Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden talked about this.
Twitter refused to respond to the claims that Trump made. Twitter said Tuesday that Trump’s mail-in voting tweets did not infringe the laws of the business. It is because they did not directly deter people from voting. But the mark provides meaning around Trump’s arguments, the company said.
Rosborough states that this marks the first instances where any Trump tweet labelling as potentially misleading by Twitter. However, the actions of the social media quickly led to criticism. It is from some of its users who state the measures go far enough. Some failed Twitter for not stating explicitly on the label that Trump’s tweets contained misleading info; other users state that the company supposes to use a larger font.
So, the instant feedback illustrates how Twitter, which has long struggled with how to deal with Trump’s tweets. It can now find itself under even greater pressure to act consistently and transparently than ever before. Also, the White House did not respond immediately to a seeking comment. Twitter refuse to immediately answer questions as to who forms the fact-checking page, and whether it generates algorithmically.