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US President Donald Trump has been at loggerheads with some of the social media platforms since long before the presidential race. Twitter and Facebook have been repeatedly marking Trump‘s posts as “disputed”, especially when they include criticisms of mail-in voting for its insecurity.
On Saturday, Twitter limited users’ interactions with Trump’s posts. A number of his tweets challenging the election outcome weren’t available for likes and reposts.
The president wrote a series of tweets following the US Supreme Court dismissing the Texas lawsuit that demanded the invalidation of Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Trump called the court’s decision a “great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice” and claimed that Americans were cheated. He pointed out that two of the justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, have said that they would have allowed Texas to proceed with its bid.
“Justices Alito and Thomas say they would have allowed Texas to proceed with its election lawsuit.” @seanhannity This is a great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice. The people of the United States were cheated, and our Country disgraced. Never even given our day in Court!
Apart from that, Trump claimed that he “won the election in a landslide.”
I WON THE ELECTION IN A LANDSLIDE, but remember, I only think in terms of legal votes, not all of the fake voters and fraud that miraculously floated in from everywhere! What a disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
After some time, the platform reversed the move but nonetheless left the warning flag about “disputed” content.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Saturday that action was taken against Trump’s tweets.
“We inadvertently took action to limit engagements on the labeled Tweet,” the spokesperson said. “You can now engage with the Tweet, but in line with our Civic Integrity Policy it will continue to be labeled in order to give more contexts for anyone who might see the Tweet,” the spokesperson added.
While major US media outlets have projected Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential race, Trump has refused to concede and has launched litigation to contest the election results, which he claimed were rigged with irregularities and fraud.