Twitter Labels Trump Tweets For Promoting False Information
Twitter tagged the Tweets of President Donald Trump for his misleading statements on mail-in voting. There were two tweets that were flagged, and this is the first time that the favorite social media platform of the President has ever issued such a warning against the Tweeter-In Chief.
The tweets had no factual basis, stating that mail-in ballots are likely to be “substantially fraudulent” and that people will “rob” mailboxes and “forge” or “illegally print out” ballots. All 50 states have very strong protections in place to guard against such types of fraud.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
The tag by Twitter comes with a hyperlink that says, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” The President has recently been on a tirade against mail-in ballots. Trump also just recently cast his own absentee ballot in Florida. Trump recently threatened to withhold funds from both Nevada and Michigan over the issue of mail-in ballots.
The internet was quick to react to Trump’s tweet storm. Widespread election fraud of the type that Trump is talking about is incredibly rare. In fact, there’s just no significant evidence of intentional voter fraud on anything near the scale Trump and his allies allege. Never has been. According to a study By Loyola Law School Professor, Justin Leavitt studied over 1 billion absentee ballots cast between 200 and 2014. He investigated instances “where people may have pretended to be someone else at the polls.”
Trump literally voted by mail this month.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 26, 2020