- Donald Trump is in a war of words with Twitter
- The US president is not happy with the flagging of his tweet that alleged electoral fraud in the poll
- Trump came down hard on the bird app, claiming that it is out of control
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It seems that the United States (US) presidential election has further widened the rift between President Donald Trump and Twitter.
President Trump on Friday, November 6, reacted to the site's restricting and flagging of his allegations on election fraud by some politicians in the US.
On his Twitter page, the US leader claimed that the bird app is presently going beyond its limits as a social media platform.
Trump went as far as stating that the site's existence was made possible by Section 230 of the US Communications Decency Act as its legal backbone, which he described as a gift.
"Twitter is out of control, made possible through the government gift of Section 230!"
Earlier, following Trump's tweet which alleged that some persons are trying to manipulate the US election, Twitter gave a swift response.
Apart from taking down the first version of his tweet because he (Trump) misspelt polls as "poles", it flagged off the president's tweet as misinformation and went ahead to restrict his followers from liking, commenting on and retweeting it.
In its reaction to the tweet, Twitter said:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Trump 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 is still ongoing in the US.
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