Twitter flagged nearly all of US President Donald Trump’s tweets on Saturday as he kept making “potentially misleading claims about an election” despite Democratic candidate Joe Biden winning the presidential race.
The president tweeted that “tens of thousands of votes were illegally received after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Election Day, totally and easily changing the results in Pennsylvania and some other thin states.
He also stated that “thousands of votes were not allowed to BE OBSERVED” illegally, and said that “bad things happened” during a time when “LEGAL TRANSPARENCY was not allowed in a cruel and cruel way.”
Later, Twitter tagged a fifth tweet in which Trump claimed he had won the election “by a long shot” with the warning “official sources may not have called the race when this was tweeted” which brought people to the news sources on the latest election results.
A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge that the platform placed warnings on all three tweets and a quote-tweet “in line with its Civic Integrity Policy, and as is standard with this warning, we will significantly restrict interactions on these Tweets.”
One tweet that was not flagged was where Trump announced a “lawyer press conference” at 11:30 a.m. ET in Philadelphia.
Previously, during the vote count that began on November 3, Trump tweeted or retweeted nearly 37 times, and Twitter marked 13 of those tweets.
Of those disclaimers, 12 indicated that “some or all of the content” about the election in the president’s tweet is “disputed” and possibly “misleading.”
“Twitter is out of control, made possible by the gift of the Section 230 government!” Trump said in a tweet.