Donald Trump has waged battle on Twitter after it flagged his tweets with a fact-check warning for the primary time.
The US president has claimed the social media platform is “interfering in the 2020 presidential election” and “completely stifling FREE SPEECH” after it added a warning to two of his tweets on Tuesday.
Mr Trump had earlier tweeted that mail-in ballots have been “fraudulent” and mentioned “mail boxes will be robbed”.
Under the tweets, there’s now a hyperlink studying “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” that takes customers to a Twitter “moments” web page with truth checks and information tales about Mr Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.
There can also be a “what you need to know” field highlighting three separate claims about postal voting by the president and why they’re incorrect.
Mr Trump reacted by tweeting: “Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election.
“They are saying my assertion on mail-in ballots, which is able to lead to huge corruption and fraud, is wrong, primarily based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post.
“Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as president, will not allow it to happen!”
Twitter had, till Tuesday, declined to apply its group tips and others guidelines to Mr Trump who repeatedly tweets out claims with out backing them up.
….Twitter is totally stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, won’t permit it to occur!
— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
However, the brand new warning labels counsel the president has lastly crossed a line the corporate was not prepared to budge from.
The warnings got here after he continued to declare former Republican consultant Joe Scarborough killed an aide in his workplace 20 years in the past.
The physique of Lori Kay Klausutis, 28, was present in Mr Scarborough’s Florida workplace on 20 July, 2001, whereas he was in Washington DC.
Mr Trump has repeatedly tried to implicate Mr Scarborough, who now hosts MSNBC’s Morning Joe present.
Mrs Klausutis’ husband, Timothy J Klausutis, wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey final week, saying: “My request is simple: please delete these tweets.”
He mentioned Mr Trump has added to the continuing “bile and misinformation” unfold about his spouse which has made it troublesome for him to transfer on with his life.
Mr Trump tweeted earlier this month: “When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida.
“Did he get away with murder? Some people think so. Why did he leave Congress so quietly and quickly? Isn’t it obvious? What’s happening now? A total nut job!”
He once more tweeted about it on Tuesday.
In his letter, Mr Klausutis mentioned his spouse had an undiagnosed coronary heart situation, fell and hit her head on her desk at work, which was confirmed by medical officers.