- Twitter and Facebook have flagged US President Donald Trumpís post in which he has alleged election theft.
- The final results of the elections are not out but even before that, Trump has cried foul on social media.
- Major states including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin are still counting votes. †
Social media sites Twitter and Facebook have flagged US President Donald Trump's post in which he has alleged election theft. The final results of the elections are not out but even before that, Trump has cried foul on social media, He has alleged that the Democrats are trying to "steal" the election.
Trump took to Twitter and wrote, "We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!"
Twitter has added a badge above the tweet that says "some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process." This means that the Tweet would not be visible and users will have to click on the warning box to view the tweet
Trump and Joe Biden's battle is getting intense with every passing minute but the results are not out yet. Major states including Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin are still counting votes.
"We placed a warning on a Tweet from @realDonaldTrump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election. This action is in line with our Civic Integrity Policy," Twitter said in its defense. It is no secret that Twitter and Trump has had a rocky past. The mic.ro-blogging site has flagged Trump's misleading tweets many times despite repeated outcry from the other side.
Trump posted the same message on Facebook and the social media site has added a badge below the post, which reads, "Final results may be different from initial vote count as ballot counting will continue for days or weeks." Facebook has also directed the users to check the latest election updates on its information center.
In a separate post, Trump has already declared victory on social media and that too has been flagged by Facebook. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who is leading as per the latest vote count, has asked his supporters to "keep the faith" and urged them to "be patient". "We feel good about where we are. We believe we are on track to win this election," Biden tweeted.
Biden had told his supporters that his hopes remain high despite the uncertainty and also cautioned them that it could take a day or longer to know who won.