US President Donald Trump on Wednesday hit back at Twitter for tagging two of his tweets on mail-in ballots with a fact-check warning.
Twitter appended a note reading “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” that linked to information refuting the president Trump’s claim.
This is the first time Trump has been fact-checked by Twitter.
The label was imposed on two tweets Trump posted on Tuesday, claiming that “mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent” and would result in “a rigged election.
Trump responded to Twitter by accusing the company of “interfering” in the 2020 election.
“Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post,” Trump said.
“Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” Trump added.
The two tweets that were flagged— “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one,” President Trump said.
“That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!” President Trump tweeted in a two-tweet series.