Twitter labels Trump’s latest claim about election fraud as ‘disputed’ but doesn’t limit dissemination

Twitter labels Trump’s latest claim about election fraud as ‘disputed’ but doesn’t limit dissemination

Hours after media networks announced Biden had won, Trump took to social media to promote false information

Hours after media networks announced Biden had won, Trump took to social media to promote false information
President Trump took to Twitter late Saturday to falsely claim he had won the 2020 presidential election, airing a fresh barrage of baseless attacks mere hours after Democratic candidate Joe Biden had achieved victory.

His post — coming after major media networks said Trump lost the election — prompted Twitter to immediately slap a label on the tweet, saying “This claim about election fraud is disputed.” The tech giant, however, took minimal action to limit Trump’s millions of followers from viewing it or re-sharing it widely.

The president’s all-caps tweet questioned the integrity of the vote, alleging “BAD THINGS” had occurred, even though he has not presented any evidence of electoral fraud.