For the first time, Twitter has added a fact-check label to a tweet by President Donald Trump that claimed mail-in election ballots would be fraudulent. But it stopped short of removing those tweets or others he posted earlier this month about a false murder accusation that generated huge criticism against the company for failing to remove them.
Those tweets, which, for average users, risk being deleted for violating Twitter’s policies against harassment raise the question: Will the company ever remove one of the President’s inflammatory tweets?
“Trump is pushing the limits of what Twitter is going to allow,” said Steven Livingston, director of the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics at George Washington University. “At some point, it’s going to have to make the decision that this exceeds what is allowed.”