Twitter adds warning label to Trump's tweet for promoting misinformation — the first time they've done so
Donald Trump (AFP/File / JIM WATSON)

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.

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.

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.