For the first time Twitter has inserted a label directly onto two tweets. President Donald Trump was the first recipient of what some are calling a “warning label,” but what appears to be a gentle offer to “get the facts.” Trump, some believe, was engaging in voter suppression.
In response to the two false, fear-mongering tweets Trump posted Tuesday morning, the social media giant appended a link that reads: “Get the facts about mail-in ballots”:
The link goes to a Twitter page offering articles on Trump’s false and fact-less tweets, along with three new fact checks.
Some are calling the move by Twitter “huge.” The company is under the gun from the Trump administration, along with other tech giants. Trump has promised a committee to investigate so-called anti-conservative “bias” among tech firms.
But others are saying it’s not enough.
Perhaps a good first step, but this reminds me of putting warning labels on cigarettes. They still kill. https://t.co/yiRAXREPQp
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 26, 2020
Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough told The Washington Post Trump’s tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.”
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Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’
One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.
"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.
"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."
"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."
The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.
Susan Rice divested herself of Netflix stock options — could it be a sign she is Biden’s VP pick?
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice exercised her Netflix stock options on Tuesday.
Rice, who was appointed to the streaming video company's board of directors in 2018, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission showing that she sold about $300,000 in the transactions.
The financial move occurred as former Vice President is close to announcing his choice of running mate, Rice is considered a leading contender for the position.
Other VP contenders reportedly include Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL), Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-MN).
The Lincoln Project trolls Trump with new video on America’s rising COVID-19 death toll
President Donald Trump's bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic is increasingly becoming a major campaign issue in the 2020 election.
On Tuesday, Trump taunted his detractors by reposting a video imagining him running for re-election for over 100 years, in violation of the constitution as currently written.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020