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 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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Twitter slaps Trump tweet with ‘manipulated media’ label for the first time

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The social media company has been keeping a closer eye on Trump’s tweets as of late. It’s probably fair to say Donald Trump has a love-hate relationship with Twitter. It’s by far his favorite social media platform. However, it’s also the only one that has been stepping up to call out when the president abuses the company’s rules that all users must abide by. Read Full Story

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Trump threatens to ‘strongly regulate’ or close down social media companies altogether

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The move comes after Twitter labeled a recent Trump tweet about mail-in voting as false. President Trump is on the warpath this morning. His latest target? Twitter, and all other social media companies. In an early-morning tweet , Trump decried social media platforms, saying Republicans feel they “totally silence conservatives voices.” He went on to announce that, “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.” 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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Facebook’s Zuckerberg backs Trump over Dorsey in Twitter fact-check feud

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Zuckerberg told Fox News that social media companies shouldn’t be the “arbiters of truth.” Yesterday President Trump unloaded a string of attacks on social media companies in response to Twitter issuing its first-ever fact-check on one of his tweets. That tweet by the president claimed, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.” Read Full Story

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Verified Elon Musk impersonator hitches a ride on Trump’s viral COVID tweet for bitcoin scam

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Hackers appear to have once again hijacked high-profile Twitter accounts to promote bitcoin scams, this time responding to Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. Once again, hackers appear to have hijacked verified high-profile Twitter accounts to promote a bitcoin scam, this time impersonating Elon Musk and responding to President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis . Read Full Story

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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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