Donald Trump has been tweeting relentlessly over the past two days, claiming election fraud, asking counting to be stopped, moving courts as his chances at winning the US presidential election diminishes. The more Trump tweets his anger, the more they get flagged by Twitter.
Over the past two days, almost all of Donald Trump’s tweets have been flagged by Twitter as inappropriate or misleading. Follow live updates on US election results
Since November 4, 12 of Donald Trump’s tweets have been hidden by Twitter with a message saying, “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”
Donald Trump has been tweeting messages such as “STOP THE FRAUD!”, “All of the recent Biden claimed States will be legally challenged by us for Voter Fraud and State Election Fraud. Plenty of proof - just check out the Media. WE WILL WIN! America First!”. Twitter has flagged all of these posts.
Trump has been ranting on Facebook, Twitter and live addresses from the White House claiming election fraud and demanding ballots cast late be excluded from the counting.
On the other hand, several US TV networks stopped the live coverage of Donald Trump's address from the White House on Thursday, accusing the president of spreading misinformation and lies.
With Joe Biden standing on the brink of winning the US presidency with 264 electoral votes (according to several US networks and The Associated Press), Donald Trump has been lashing out, refusing to accept the results and filing lawsuits.
In the two states of Georgia and Michigan, where the Trump campaign filed lawsuits, they have lost both the cases.
Twitter has also tagged statements by Trump's son Eric and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany that falsely claimed victory in Pennsylvania.
Similarly, Facebook has also put labels underneath several of Donald Trump's posts that have made false claims. Facebook has labelled them with "final results may be different from the initial vote counts," but did not restrict interactions with the posts. Each of these posts were shared tens of thousands of times.