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Twitter, Facebook label Trump’s tweets about election results, ballot ‘dumping’

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…

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