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Politics For the first time, Twitter reports a tweet from Donald Trump as misleading

05:10  29 may  2020
05:10  29 may  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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On Tuesday, Twitter labeled two tweets from President Donald Trump making false statements about mail-in voting as “potentially misleading .” It’s the first time the platform has fact-checked the president. The label was imposed on two tweets Trump posted Tuesday morning falsely claiming that

For the first time , Twitter is slapping a warning label on Trump 's tweets , responding to critics who have long Soon after, for the first time , Twitter applied the policy to world leaders, removing tweets by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Venezuelan Cat Zakrzewski contributed to this report .

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The American president claimed in a series of two tweets that postal voting was necessarily "fraudulent".

Donald Trump and Twitter is a long and tumultuous love story. And she is not about to stop. The social network has just reported a tweet from the American president for the first time as misleading. The American giant added Tuesday a "verify the facts" to two posts by Donald Trump who said that the postal vote was necessarily "fraudulent".

“These tweets contain potentially misleading information about the voting process and have been reported to provide additional context for postal voting. This decision was taken in accordance with the approach we presented earlier this month, ”said a spokesperson for the platform.

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For the first time , Twitter called tweets from Donald Trump "potentially misleading " — a decision that prompted the president to accuse the social media platform of election meddling.

For the first time , Twitter is slapping a warning label on Trump 's tweets , responding to critics who have long Soon after, for the first time , Twitter applied the policy to world leaders, removing tweets by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Venezuelan Cat Zakrzewski contributed to this report .

Donald Trump accused Twitter in the process of "interfering" in the US presidential election. "Twitter is interfering in the 2020 presidential election," said the White House tenant on his favorite social network. "Twitter is completely restricting freedom of expression and as president I will not let them! He threatened.

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Two weeks ago, Twitter strengthened its rules to fight disinformation about the pandemic, by expanding the types of messages that can be reported to users as potentially "misleading" or "controversial" . This is the first time that Twitter has applied its rules to the American president.

"There is NO WAY (ZERO!) That postal voting is anything other than substantially fraudulent," the US president tweeted. "The governor of California is sending ballots to millions of people. Everyone who lives in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will receive them. Then professionals will tell them, to the many people who have never even thought of voting before, how and for whom to vote. It will be a rigged election, ”he continued.

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For the first time , Twitter is slapping a warning label on Trump 's tweets , responding to critics who have long Soon after, for the first time , Twitter applied the policy to world leaders, removing tweets by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Venezuelan Cat Zakrzewski contributed to this report .

Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump , warning that his claims The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump 's primary tool for getting an unfiltered version of his message out to his political base

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Under these two tweets now appears the words "Get the facts about the postal vote", which refers to a summary of the facts and to articles published in the American press to correct the truth (for example the that California only sends ballots to registered voters and not to all residents of the state).

Social networks are regularly criticized for applying double standards in their fight against disinformation. Facebook , in particular, took the controversial decision not to subject to fact-checking by third parties (verification of the facts) the remarks made by political figures.

Twitter, for its part, has solved part of the problem by banning political advertisements. But that does not prevent Donald Trump from continuing to tweet a lot on the subjects, often in a peremptory and contested way. Depending on the potential danger of the messages and the type of problems they raise (unverified, disputed or misleading information), the moderators of Twitter can respond with warnings or warnings, or even go as far as withdrawing from the worst case (misleading and dangerous information).

Twitter does not exclude to suspend the account of Donald Trump .
The account of Donald Trump is one of the 10 most followed on Twitter but the American president is in conflict with the social network, which posted two of his tweets. © afp.com/MANDEL NGAN The director of public policy for Twitter said that Donald Trump's tweets were treated the same as those from other audited accounts.

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