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Twitter adds label to Trump’s misleading tweets about mail-in-ballots

Twitter adds label to Trump’s misleading tweets about mail-in-ballots

Twitter is taking action against Trump’s tweets for the first time.


Angela Lang/CNET

Twitter said Tuesday that it added a label to President Donald Trump’s tweets for containing “potentially misleading information about voting processes,” a rare move that shows the social media company is taking a tougher stance against misinformation.

It’s the first time that Twitter has added a label to Trump’s tweets.

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Twitter added a label to Trump’s tweets on Tuesday.


Screenshot by Queenie Wong/CNET

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-in-Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” a claim that has been debunked by fact-checkers and news organizations.

A label appears under the tweet that states “get the facts about mail-in ballots.” Clicking on the warning notice directs users to a page that state that fact-checkers say there isn’t any evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.

A Twitter spokeswoman

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