Donald Trump is getting fact checked on Twitter, and he is not happy

Jabulani22

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Report them and the tweets will come down.
I dont twitter , too much censorship on there you see.

If a company becomes a successful entity while ignoring things they should not then decide later to become moral authority on anything.(looking at you big 3 youtube/facebook/twitter)
 

CataclysmZA

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Very dumb move. The risk of legal and regulatory ramifications for Twitter is huge.
Actually in Twitter's case, this is them enforcing not just their ToS, but also exercising their legal and constitututional rights. Twitter doesn't need to promote a platform that allows for the freedom of speech. Protected speech regulations only apply in limited scenarios, like the government gagging the press. Because the internet is vast and has multiple competing platforms, Trump can go anywhere to spread his message. He can even run on his own platform.

What Twitter is doing is different from moderation. If they had to moderate Trump's tweets, they'd actually be deleting them or removing him from the platform. If social media platforms moderate their own users, then they are liable to ensure that constitutionally protected speech is preserved, which is what currently happens. You can limit people's access to speech that is considered harmful, but you can't remove it if it is constitutionally protected.

If Twitter had to delete Trump's tweets about ballot fraud, that would be the can of worms no-one needs to open.
 

rambo919

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I know exactly what it means, convenient that you focus on that and ignore the rest of the post
Only you would think that someone stating a obvious fact means the person is using a intricate method of emotional manipulation on you.....
 

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It is sweet, rambo, that you consider gaslighting to be an "intricate method of emotional manipulation" when to everyone else it is a blunt instument; but let us ignore your naïvety, and ask you to prove the "obvious fact" that you clearly hold so dear is indeed an actual fact.
 

TysonRoux

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LOL the Orange Dotard's new bimbo.


White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany thought she had scored a direct hit on the media's credibility during Thursday's press briefing.

Asked by CNN's Jim Acosta about Twitter's decision to append a fact-check to President Donald Trump's false claim that mail-in balloting is a Democratic attempt to rig the 2020 election, McEnany said this: "If you're going to get into the fact-checking business -- there's no one that should be fact-checked more than the mainstream media that has been continually wrong about a number of things."

She then went on to detail several instances -- including a 2017 CNN story in which we wrongly reported that Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. had received an email providing them access to hacked WikiLeaks emails before the public had access -- where mainstream media got reporting about Trump wrong.
"In 2017, your network, CNN, botched their WikiLeaks email exclusive and were forced to make on-air corrections," McEnany scolded Acosta.

Pay very close attention to those last few words from McEnany "make on-air corrections."
Yes! CNN did do that! And wrote an entire article about the initial article being wrong -- and detailed past errors we have made.
 

Emjay

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Apparently more dead and illegal people can vote with mail in.

Is this true?

Just a heads up:

The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C., primarily geared towards public policy.

So, you will need to verify this information yourself if you are so inclined.
 
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