On Saturday, most major news sources in the United States began to officially call the presidential race for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, but President Donald Trump continues to insist that he won the election.
Twitter has continued to crack down on Trump's election claims.
After Trump tweeted, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!,” an official disclaimer was added to the post that read “Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted.”
President Trump tweeted out more accusations of voter fraud in Pennsylvania, causing the website to flag those tweets as potential misinformation as well.
“Tens of thousands of votes were illegally received after 8 P.M. on Tuesday, Election Day, totally and easily changing the results in Pennsylvania and certain other razor thin states. As a separate matter, hundreds of thousands of Votes were illegally not allowed to be OBSERVED…” he wrote in one of the tweets.
In another tweet he claimed, “...Bad things took place during those hours where LEGAL TRANSPARENCY was viciously & crudely not allowed. Tractors blocked doors & windows were covered with thick cardboard so that observers could not see into the count rooms. BAD THINGS HAPPENED INSIDE. BIG CHANGES TOOK PLACE!”
The additional tweets were marked with a warning that stated, “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”
The tweets were also partially blocked, requiring users to read the warning before seeing the content of the post.
This is not the first time that Trump has seen posts on his Twitter account flagged. It has been happening quite often in the run-up to the election since his controversial tweet promoting violence, where he said "If the looting starts, the shooting starts."
On Wednesday, Twitter labeled five of President Donald Trump’s tweets as “disputed” and possibly “misleading.”
LOOOOOL Twitter made Trump’s tweet link to news saying Biden won. pic.twitter.com/thU4Beh9Lk
— Louis Anslow (@LouisAnslow) November 7, 2020
Once he leaves office, Trump will face more restrictions on Twitter if he continues to get in trouble for his posts. According to a report this week from Bloomberg, Twitter confirmed that Trump’s account will fall under the same rules as everyone else when he leaves office.
There are many cases where Trump is currently given a pass for violating Twitter’s rules because the company feels that world leaders should have their views on record so they can be judged accordingly. If he breaks Twitter’s rules too often, which includes inciting violence or spreading misinformation, Trump could see his account banned or heavily restricted.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 6, 2020
“A critical function of our service is providing a place where people can openly and publicly respond to their leaders and hold them accountable. With this in mind, there are certain cases where it may be in the public’s interest to have access to certain tweets, even if they would otherwise be in violation of our rules,” a Twitter spokesman said in a statement.
“It’s preserving a record of what is said in the public interest,” said Vijaya Gadde, a lawyer for Twitter previously said.