Trump Accuses Twitter of Stifling Free Speech After Fact Check

Headline Roundup May 27th, 2020

President Trump is feuding with Twitter over fact-checks added to two of his tweets regarding mail-in voting in California. The tweets claim that the mail-in voting ballots will be fraudulent and lead to a rigged election.

Trump says Twitter is stifling free speech, while Twitter claims that the tweets claiming potential voter fraud are unsubstantiated.

Trump Accuses Twitter of Stifling Free Speech After Fact Check

From the Right
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President Donald Trump lashed out at Twitter after the popular social media platform began to fact-check his tweets for the first time ever on Tuesday.

The president warned that he would not allow Twitter to interfere with the election, which he equated with the fact-checking.

"@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election," the president tweeted.

"They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post," he added.

"Twitter...

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From the Left
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ANALYSIS

After the president tweeted misleading information about mail-in ballots, Twitter applied a warning label to Trump’s tweets for the first time.

For the first time ever, Twitter has fact-checked President Trump’s tweets.

Until now, Twitter hasn’t taken any action against Trump’s account or tweets even when he has flouted the social media platform’s rules by posting false, harmful, or misleading content. Twitter’s rationale for letting Trump post these kinds of tweets has been that because he is a world leader, his posts are considered newsworthy and are therefore an exception...

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From the Center
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President Trump on Tuesday evening accused Twitter of “stifling FREE SPEECH” and interfering in the 2020 election by fact-checking one of his tweets on the issue of voting by mail.

“@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post,” the president tweeted Tuesday evening. “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!”...

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