Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.

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Twitter has finally used its design to flag Trump’s unfactual hate speech. And contrary to the president’s claims, it’s using a soft touch. For the past four years, Trump has enjoyed free rein on Twitter. Any musing, however racist or threatening , has been treated with diplomatic immunity . Trump has said things on Twitter that would get any normal citizen banned from the service. And yet Twitter let Trump go . . . until this week. Read Full Story

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Twitter and Jack Dorsey face mounting backlash for Trump’s tweets about Joe Scarborough

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Twitter users urged Jack Dorsey to do something about Trump implying without evidence that Joe Scarborough was involved in the death of a onetime intern. Twitter users are calling out CEO Jack Dorsey after the company refused to take down tweets by President Trump, who insinuated without evidence that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was somehow involved in a 2001 death. Read Full Story

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How many times has President Trump thanked himself on Twitter? I have the answer

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Following the president’s latest self-congratulatory tweet, here’s a look at every time he has thanked himself for all his accomplishments over the past three-and-a-half years. While some of the world’s greatest minds are constantly plagued by self-doubt, there is at least one person who spends each day ensconced in masturbatory kudos: President Donald J. Trump. Read Full Story

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Why Twitter finally decided to label Trump’s tweets as misinformation

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The social media company is finally responding to public outcry—but still won’t go so far as to delete one of Trump’s tweets. In a landmark action, Twitter has for the first time attached independent fact-checking information directly to two tweets from President Donald Trump. The president’s tweets make false claims alleging that wider use of mail-in ballots will result in an increase in voter fraud. Read Full Story

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Twitter wants your help fighting falsehoods. It’s risky, but it just might work

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With Birdwatch, Twitter taps a new old weapon against misinformation—the crowd. But as any grizzled internet veteran knows, the company faces serious hurdles. Twitter has spent years and millions of dollars fighting falsehoods with a now well-worn arsenal—fact-checks and warning labels and context labels and algorithmic tweaks and bans and bans on the President of the United States—but this week the company unveiled a totally new weapon: us. Read Full Story

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