Trump Hits Back At Twitter After It Calls His Tweets Unsubstantiated
Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets "unsubstantiated" and accused him of making false claims Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts.
The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election."
"Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!" he tweeted.
The social media giant targeted two tweets the president posted on Tuesday in which he contended without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a "Rigged Election."
Under the tweets, Twitter posted a link which read "Get the facts about mail-in ballots" and which took users to a notice calling the claims "unsubstantiated", citing reporting by CNN, the Washington Post and other media.
"Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to 'Rigged Election'," the notice contended.