Twitter flags Trump tweet on mail-in ballots over ‘disputed’ content

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Twitter yesterday again flagged a tweet by US President Donald J Trump about mail-in ballots, including a disclaimer describing the article’s content as “disputed” and potentially misleading.

“Big problems and discrepancies with Mail In Ballots all over the USA. Must have final total on November 3rd”, Trump tweeted on Monday, with the tweet providing no proof for his assertion.

The disclaimer included a URL to a page highlighting how mail voting was legal and safe.

Many states have expanded early voting and the use of mail-in ballots ahead of the November the 3rd presidential election, even as some Americans attempt to avoid crowded surveys during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump has repeatedly attacked mail-in voting, claiming without proof that it will cause widespread fraud. Democrats have argued it is a safe and reliable alternative to in-person voting.

Twitter has also already flagged articles from Trump, such as a tweet earlier this month in which Donald Trump claimed he was resistant to the COVID-19, with the social media company saying the tweet had made “misleading health claims”.

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