The label was just the latest in several instances in which social media companies have stepped up to correct the record on Trump’s remarks on the election, which many times would call the race “rigged” in the election, and mail-in voting specifically for fraud. Susceptible.
We gave a public interest notice on this tweet for violations of its Civic Integrity Policy, specifically to encourage people to potentially vote twice. https://t.co/yy674OE26n
– Twitter Security (@TwitterSafety) September 12, 2020
“North Carolina: To make sure to sign your ballot, and send it only. When the polls open, go to your polling place to see if it was COUNTED. If not, vote! Your signed ballot will not count. Because your vote has been posted. Don’t let them take your vote away from you illegally! “Trump said in his tweet.
Trump’s remarks appeared more direct than previous comments, in which he encouraged supporters in North Carolina to actually vote twice – once by mail and once in person – to test the integrity of the system.
Nevertheless, Twitter said it was marking the post “to potentially encourage people, especially twice, to violate our civil integrity policy”.
A post on Twitter stated, “For the safety of people on Twitter, we are in favor of limiting the spread of tweets, advising people to take action, which is illegal in the context of voting or being illegal Can be. ” @TwitterSafety Page.
Twitter said that the tweet will remain on the website, but its engagement with it will be limited, allowing users to tweet it but do not like to retweet or retweet the post.
Saturday is not the first time social media companies have said they will deal with Trump’s comments on voting because he suggested in a local interview in North Carolina that people should vote twice, which is illegal.
Facebook announced that it would take video of the interview if posts were “not corrected” on voter fraud.
Twitter had given the same warning on a tweet last month stating that mail boxes used for the upcoming election could lead to fraud.
Twitter’s policies note that the company considers tweets in the public interest if they “directly contribute to understanding or discussing a topic of public concern.” Public interest exemption only applies to elected government officials.