Twitter Adds an Advisory To Trump Tweet for ‘Making Misleading Health Claims’

Twitter is taking action again to address what it says is a misleading claim made by Trump on its platform.

On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted, “So now the Democrats are using Mail Drop Boxes, which are a voter security disaster. Among other things, they make it possible for a person to vote multiple times.”

“Also, who controls them, are they placed in Republican or Democrat areas? They are not Covid sanitized. A big fraud!” he added.

Twitter added an advisory and its Twitter Safety account shared an explanation of what guidelines Trump’s tweet violated, “We placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our Civic Integrity Policy for making misleading health claims that could potentially dissuade people from participation in voting.”

“Per our policies, this Tweet will remain on the service, given its relevance to ongoing public conversation. Engagements with the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but not Like, Reply, or Retweet it,” it added.

Trump has regularly railed against mail-in voting, as IJR reported. During an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, he claimed, “This is going to be the greatest scam in history. This will be the most fraudulent election in history.”

Twitter has become more active in addressing what it says are false or misleading claims from the president in recent months.

Responses

  1. Yep SCREW. People do tend to get paranoid when trump shares false and dangerous recommendations like bleach and ultraviolet light inside the body. No consistency makes them very nervous!!

  2. Any response from Phyllis is guaranteed to be stupid, inane, TDS-afflicted drivel.

  3. Meanwhile his supporters think he speaks “simple talk” common sense, even though he’s a genius… We are experiencing what was depicted in the movie “Body snatchers” except it’s really “Mind snatchers”… Hollywood help we need some comic relief.

  4. Screw tube: no, no, and no. SFW? Balloting is not “sanitized”, no matter how it happens.

    Aren’t you the guy who says voters should face down sickness and death, march to the polls, and cast their ballots in person?

  5. Mail:
    1. Were the sorting machines, bins, and employees sanitized gloved?
    2. Were the persons who sent your ballots sanitized?
    3. Were the printers, packagers, etc. who packaged your ballots sanitized?

  6. The nonsensical paranoia of the stupid people.
    I’ve seen people refuse to have cashiers handle their purchases at checkout unless they are wearing gloves.
    1. How often have they changed those gloves, if wearing them?
    2. How do you know that the packagers, handlers, stocking persons, etc. wore gloves?
    3. Were the people picking your produce sanitized? How about the fields where they labored?

  7. Bear in mind that Trump has at least two *ahem* experts for advice: Drs. Birx and Fauci.

    Wouldn’t it be fair and sensible to see what Twitter has to offer for experts? After all, they imposed the ban. Or is it purely political?

  8. I often read Trump’s tweets and listen to him speak. EVERY time I wonder how history will judge the American people that put him in the WH. Trump thinks a very short game, but that is not how the presidency works.

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