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US News Twitter reports messages from Trump ... who accuses the platform of "interfering" in the presidential election

04:43  29 may  2020
04:43  29 may  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

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Un homme scrute le compte Twitter du président américain Donald Trump le 26 mai 2020, à Los Angeles. © - A man scrutinizes the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump on May 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. "Twitter is stifling FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION", the White House tenant reacted strongly on Tuesday.

Twitter reported Donald Trump's messages as "misleading" for the first time on Tuesday, but was at the same time violently attacked for letting the American president accuse, without the shadow of evidence, a former elected official of having murdered a parliamentary assistant.

For the 1st time @Twitter accompanies tweets from the President to warn against false information. In this case, his statements about an alleged postal voting fraud. pic.twitter.com/GHic6C3xhL

USA: Twitter warns users for the first time about Trump's tweet

 USA: Twitter warns users for the first time about Trump's tweet © JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS Trump reacts insulted to warnings under his tweets So far, the US President has been able to spread any nonsense on Twitter with impunity. For example, that postal voting and electoral fraud are practically the same thing. These times could be over now. Twitter warns users for the first time about Trump's tweet Donald Trump's reaction was not long in coming.

- Xavier Yvon (@xavieryvon) May 26, 2020

The social network, often accused of laxity in its treatment of the remarks made by leaders , added Tuesday a mention "check the facts ”to two tweets from the Republican billionaire who said that the postal vote was necessarily“ fraudulent ”.

"Twitter is interfering with the 2020 presidential election. They say my statement on the postal vote is incorrect, based on fact checks by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post" reacted the president, who is followed by 80 million people on their favorite social network. "Twitter is stifling FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION," he added.

New rules against disinformation

Two weeks ago, Twitter strengthened its rules to combat disinformation about the pandemic. This is the first time that these rules have been applied to the President. "These tweets contain potentially misleading information about the voting process and have been reported to provide additional context for postal voting," said a spokesperson for the platform, who was interviewed by AFP.

But Twitter did not take action on other Donald Trump vitriolic messages published Tuesday morning in which it relayed an infamous conspiracy theory. The president regularly attacks MSNBC cable presenter Joe Scarborough, a former politician who was his friend before criticizing him openly on the air. Several websites and blogs have fueled the idea that Mr. Scarborough, then elected Republican, murdered his parliamentary assistant Lori Klausutis in 2011, without any tangible support.

Trump first result when searching for "racist" on Twitter .
© Olivier DOULIERY Donald Trump and Twitter are currently in open conflict Donald Trump appears as the first result of accounts suggested by typing in English the word "racist" in Twitter search. The result of an algorithm that should not fix the already strained relations between the American president and the platform.

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