Twitter on Monday evening flagged a tweet from Donald Trump, which baselessly claimed a recent supreme court decision would lead to voter fraud, as misinformation.
Mere hours before election day, Trump tweeted without merit that the decision last week leaving in place, for now, a state supreme court decision allowing elections officials to count ballots that arrive up to three days after election day “will allow rampant and unchecked cheating”. That decision, Trump said, “will induce violence in the streets”.
Twitter added a disclaimer to Trump’s tweet, saying that its content was “disputed” and “might be misleading”.
“We placed a warning on the Tweet you referenced for making a potentially misleading claim about an election,” a Twitter spokesperson said. “This action is in line with our Civic Integrity Policy, and as is standard with this warning, we will significantly restrict engagements on this…