For the first time, Twitter has flagged a few of President Donald Trump’s tweets with a fact-check warning.
On Tuesday, Twitter introduced a warning phrase to 2 Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots”fraudulent” and predicted that”mailbox will be robbed,” among other things.
Beneath the tweets, there’s now a link reading”Get the facts about mail-in ballots” that guide users into a Twitter”minutes” page with fact checks and news reports about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.
The move comes after decades where Twitter has declined to use its community guidelines and other rules of the road to the 45th US president. It’s too soon to tell if this action represents a turning point for Twitter in its treatment of Trump. But the warning labels indicate that the president has finally crossed a line that the company was not keen to proceed for him.