US 2020: Your tweet on electoral fraud is misleading, Twitter slams Trump

US 2020: Your tweet on electoral fraud is misleading, Twitter slams Trump

- Twitter has reacted to a tweet by President Donald Trump

- The US president had tweeted that some persons are bent on manipulating the presidential poll

- However, the allegation was flagged and restricted from being retweeted and commented on by Trump's followers

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Following President Donald Trump's tweet which alleged that some persons are trying to manipulate the United States (US) election, Twitter has given a swift response.

Apart from taking down the first version of his tweet because he (Trump) misspelt polls as "poles", the micro-blogging site flagged off the president's tweet as misinformation and went ahead to restrict his followers from liking, commenting on and retweeting it.

US 2020: Your tweet on electoral fraud is misleading - Twitter slams Trump
Trump's tweeted flagged by Twitter for misleading allegation (Photo: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)
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In its reaction to the tweet, Twitter said:

“Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.

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“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.”

Added to this, Twitter attached a link directing users to its Civic Integrity Policy, which frowns at any form of manipulation or interference in “elections or other civic processes”.

Meanwhile, Trump had expressed optimism in winning the presidential contest, saying "we are on the road to victory and we will make America great and again."

Trump gave this assurance during a short address on Wednesday morning, November 4, as the counting of votes was still ongoing in the US.

Although Democratic challenger Joe Biden was taking an early shot at victory with 238 electoral college vote, Trump who has 213 said he will cruise to victory and make the US great again.

Trump added that winning some of the big states like Florida, Ohio, Texas, Georgia, and others had given him the flash of hope that victory is underway.

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Vice President Mike Pence, who joined his principal on the podium, also told the supporters to keep the faith and energy.

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