Twitter and Facebook have slapped labels on misleading posts about voting and election results, numerous of them on US President Donald Trump’s posts, on the night of election day and also on November 4. As it had warned before election day, Twitter flagged some of Trump’s tweets as misleading and limited their reach, disabling retweets, replies and likes. On tweets where Trump has “claimed” wins in certain swing states where counting was incomplete, Twitter warned that official sources may not have called the race yet. In another tweet where Trump alleged that ballots were secretly dumped, Twitter hid the tweet, labelled it misleading, and truncated engagement. Trump’s claims about attempts to “steal” the election and disappearing ballots were dealt with similarly. Twitter also permanently suspended several accounts claiming to be tied to the Associated Press after they posted unverified US election results, reported Reuters. Facebook only labelled some posts with election misinformation, not going so far as to hide or limit reach and engagement. To Trump's prematurely posts claiming wins in certain states, Facebook added a label saying “Final results may be different from initial vote counts”. A day after the election, Facebook and Instagram did add pop-ups to the top of Feeds stating that votes were still being counted, after Trump prematurely claimed victory and declared that he would approach the Supreme Court. Here's how Twitter and Facebook dealt with the same information from Trump: https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/posts/10165760469025725 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1324108206801563650 On November 2, Twitter had said that it would add labels…
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