US President Donald Trump was not a happy man when Twitter added fact check warnings on two of his tweets on Tuesday, May 2020 about Presidential elections set for November 2020.
President Trump was talking about the 2020 US presidential elections which according to him, there were plans to rig the elections through Mail-In ballots.
In his tweets, President Trump accused California Governor of sending Ballots to millions of people in the US but he had not provided any proof to substantiate his claims.
One of the tweets read, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) That Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mailboxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone…..”
The other one read,”…living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!”
Twitter then savagely added a ‘fact check’ warning to the Trump tweets which appeared in blue at the bottom of each tweet and provided a link for further information according to CNN.
The link provided by Twitter says, “On Tuesday, President Trump made a series of claims about potential voter fraud after California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an effort to expand mail-in voting in California during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“These claims are unsubstantiated, according to CNN, Washington Post, and others. Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud, “Twitter said.
Trump on his side claimed that Twitter was biased and was interfering with the 2020 Presidential election and was also “completely stifling free speech”.
“.@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 lamented.
“….Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!”
Twitter said its decision was in line with the new policy that it unveiled on May, 11 which bar users from manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.