U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the social networking site Twitter of “interfering” in the November presidential election, after the social network first labeled two of its tweets as misleading.
“Twitter now interferes with the presidential elections of 2020,” the Republican leader tweeted.
.@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….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
On Tuesday, Twitter linked for the first time a message from U.S. President Donald Trump, with verified information that contradicts what he had published, a procedure that is common on the social network but which until now had been reluctant to apply to the president.
The Twitter alert came after Trump shared a message claiming that absentee voting in the November U.S. presidential election would inevitably have fraudulent consequences and lead to a rigged election.
The president was reacting to the decision by California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, to send mail ballots to all registered voters in the state as an exceptional measure in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.