President Donald Trump posted a tweet in which he mentioned, without evidence, that mail drop boxes made it possible for a person to vote multiple times. He further termed the boxes as a ''voter security disaster'' and added that they are not Covid sanitized. Twitter took action against the tweet by labelling it with ''This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about civic and election integrity. However, Twitter is determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”.
There is also a ''learn more'' link attached with the label that goes to Twitter's rules about public interest exceptions.
A Twitter spokesperson said that the President's tweet violated Twitter's Civic Integrity Policy as he made misleading health claims that could potentially prevent people from participating in voting.
While the tweet has been labelled for violation, Twitter hasn't removed it from its platform as it believes that it's important that the public still be able to see the tweet due to its ''relevance to ongoing matters of public importance.''.
However, Twitter is making engagement with the tweet limited. According to the Twitter spokesperson, users will be able to retweet with comment only and not like, reply, or retweet it.
Two of Donald Trump's previous tweets had also been flagged for posting inaccurate information regarding voting and elections. The tweets contained false statements about mail-in voting. The president claimed “mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent” and would result in “a rigged election.” Twitter labelled the tweets as ''potentially misleading''.