Twitter adds 'disputed' and 'misleading' label to Trump mail-in ballots tweet

Twitter adds 'disputed' and 'misleading' label to Trump mail-in ballots tweet
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Twitter added a label to President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE’s tweet slamming mail-in voting on Monday, with the social media platform warning users that his post “might be misleading” or “is disputed.”

“Big problems and discrepancies with Mail In Ballots all over the USA,” Trump claimed in the tweet, without providing evidence.

“Must have final total on November 3rd,” he added. 


The social media platform added a label warning users that some or all of the content shared in the tweet "is disputed and might be misleading about how to participate in an election or another civic process.”

The president has regularly lashed out against mail-in voting, claiming that it can lead to fraud across the U.S. Experts have found that there is little meaningful evidence of fraud documented among mail-in ballots.

Twitter has previously labeled or added warnings to the president’s tweets about mail-in voting ahead of the Nov. 3 election, as well as his posts on COVID-19.


The president’s message on Monday came as the Supreme Court voted to deny a bid by Democrats to reinstate a six-day extension for mail-in ballots to reach election officials in the key battleground state of Wisconsin. 

A record number of Americans are expected to cast their ballot by mail this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Voters casting their ballots both in-person and by mail have already shattered voter turnout records this year. 

A Twitter spokesperson told The Hill that a warning was placed on the tweet "for sharing potentially misleading information about how to participate in an election."

"With this warning and in line with our Civic Integrity Policy, we will significantly reduce the Tweet’s visibility and people will not be able to Like, Reply or Retweet it," the spokesperson added.

--Updated at 8:06 a.m.