Silicon Valley keeps on silencing the president: Trump campaign

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Trump, who has repeatedly questioned the integrity of the US electoral process in this cycle, offered no evidence for his claim…..Reports Asian Lite News

Donald Trump’s campaign has responded to Twitter flagging a tweet from the president as “misleading”, after he suggested rivals were trying to “steal” the election.reports BBC

Trump tweeted: “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election,” shortly after his rival Joe Biden told supporters he expected to win.

Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said: “Silicon Valley continues on its mission to censor and silence the president of the United States.”

Trump, who has repeatedly questioned the integrity of the US electoral process in this cycle, offered no evidence for his claim.

Mike Roman, Trump’s director of election-day operations, posted a video showing a woman in Philadelphia apparently returning multiple ballots to a dropbox and claimed Democrats were “trying to STEAL THE ELECTION in broad daylight.”

Twitter added a warning label on the tweet on Tuesday, saying that “some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.

The platform also restricted the ability to retweet or reply to the tweet, reports The Verge.

“Misinformation being spread online has driven more calls to the Election Task Force hotline than actual incidents at polling sites,” the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office told the New York Times.

Earlier, Twitter and Facebook flagged a tweet as “misleading” by Trump that claimed that mail-in ballots in the US state of Pennsylvania would allow “rampant” cheating and violence.

Twitter labeled the post with a warning: “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”

Trump tweeted on Monday: “The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!”

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