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Twitter adds warning label to Trump’s tweet for promoting misinformation — the first time they’ve done so

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On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning label to President Donald Trump’s tweets ranting against mail-in voting — the first time the social media network has ever done this to a message from the president of the United States.

The pair of tweets in question claimed, with no factual basis, that absentee ballots will be “substantially fraudulent” and that people will “rob” mail boxes and “forge” or “illegally print out” ballots — something that there are already robust safeguards against in state election systems.

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The link attached to the tweet says “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” and takes users to the Twitter topic on the subject, which includes several news articles debunking the president’s claims about voter fraud.

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Trump has repeatedly attacked the concept of mail-in voting as the system gains in popularity due to the coronavirus outbreak — despite the fact that he himself used a mail-in ballot to vote in the state of Florida.


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Trump campaign lashes out at GOP congressman for calling QAnon conspiracy theory a ‘fabrication’

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This Wednesday, Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger posted a message to Twitter denouncing the QAnon conspiracy theory cult, saying the people who adhere to the cult's claims have no place in Congress.

"Qanon is a fabrication. This 'insider' has predicted so much incorrectly (but people don’t remember PAST predictions) so now has switched to vague generalities," he wrote. "Could be Russian propaganda or a basement dweller. Regardless, no place in Congress for these conspiracies."

Kinzinger's tweet caught the eye of President Trump's Deputy Director of Communications Matt Wolking, who apparently took issue with the Representative's suggestion that QAnon could be part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

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Kamala Harris reading guide: The best reporting on the vice presidential candidate

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Harris has spent decades in elected office, moving from prosecutor to the presidential trail. If you are just catching up, here are some of the highlights of her journey.

On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his vice presidential running mate. We’ve collected some of the best stories on Harris to get you up to speed on the candidate.

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What Trump doesn’t want you to know about Russia’s election interference

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Last Friday, William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, released a statement that “Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.'” It also noted that both China and Iran prefer that Trump be defeated in the November election.

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