Trump lashes out at Twitter for flagging his tweets


Washington: US President Donald Trump lashed out at Twitter accusing it of interfering in the 2020 presidential election.

The move came after Twitter for the first time fact-checked two of Trump’s tweets claiming that “mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent” and would result in “a rigged election”.

“Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 presidential election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post,” Trump tweeted.

“Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” he said in another tweet.

In its defense, Twitter said the application of a fact-checking label to the president’s tweets was an extension of its new “misleading information” policy, introduced earlier this month to combat misinformation about the coronavirus.

The conservatives, including Trump, have accused Twitter of portraying bias towards them and curbing free speech in the past.

Image courtesy of Xinhua

Share this post