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Twitter labels Trump tweets as ‘potentially misleading,’ sparks concern over election interference

The social media giant does not censor any Democrat politician.

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Social media titan Twitter, whose founder Jack Dorsey openly boasts of his progressive and Democrat bias, has made the decision to weigh in blatantly in the presidential election by imposing censorship and skewed analysis in regards to tweets from President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, Twitter lambasted two tweets from the president, saying they made false statements about mail-in voting. The tweets were labeled “potentially misleading.” It’s the first time Twitter has fact-checked the president. They routinely ignore any charge, no matter how devoid of facts, when it is directed against the president or Republicans. GOP strategists will now have to factor in Twitter as just another propaganda arm of the Democratic National Committee, if they haven’t already.

The tag was nailed onto two tweets Trump posted on Tuesday. The messages said that “mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent” and would result in “a rigged election.” The facts bear out the president in his opinion. The tweets stressed California’s unethical efforts to expand mail-in voting. On Sunday, the Republican National Committee sued California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) over the state’s moves to rig elections through mail-in voting.

A Twitter spokesman responded to the controversy, insisting the tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.” When a viewer sees the Trump tweets, a message from Twitter is attached to them that says “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” The link leads to a collection of Democrat commentary on the president’s statements.

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The Twitter spokesman further said the move is in accordance with a new policy aimed at stopping “the spread of potentially harmful and misleading content.” Of course, given Twitter’s now overt partisan bent, that policy will only pertain to conservatives and Republicans. Democrats and progressives will continue to be able to say anything, including outright lies, and not be sanctioned by Twitter. Thus, any pretense Twitter has to being a vehicle of free speech and expression is as fragrant as yesterday’s rotting garbage.

Brad Parscale, Trump campaign manager, responded to Twitter’s decision: “Partnering with the biased fake news media ‘fact checkers’ is only a smoke screen Twitter is using to try to lend their obvious political tactics some false credibility.” Parscale and his team realize (and Twitter does not) that such false and misleading tactics by Twitter will only increase the motivation of the president’s base, and all fair-minded voters supporting the president to rebuke the social media Democrat parrot for their unfair targeting of Trump.

President Trump responded on Twitter, saying the company is “now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election” and that the company is “completely stifling FREE SPEECH” in a series of Tuesday night tweets.

The president’s options are limited, as Twitter is a private firm and can do what it pleases on their own platform. However, by calling out Twitter on their bias, hypocrisy, and dishonesty Trump can bring public pressure on Dorsey and his cronies to either reverse their censorship and denigration of himself and conservatives or apply their standards evenly across the board. That last option is unlikely, as subjecting Democrats and progressive tweets to legitimate fact-checking would render Twitter absent of their comments.

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