Trump’s Twitter account red-flagged for misinformation and hate speech

AJ showing US election results live on Friday |Photo: AlJazeera

November 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been red-flagged for posting baseless information and misleading content about the US elections as he lags far behind his opponent in the race for the White House.

Trump was accused of violating Twitter’s Civic Integrity Policy, which states that “You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.”

The 45th president of the United States blasted three social media giant companies for shielding behind Section 230 that protects them [Google, Facebook and Twitter] from potential lawsuits.

“Twitter is out of control, made possible through the government gift of Section 230,” said Donald Trump on Friday.

Under Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act of 1996, it states that there should be a shield for large social media companies from liability for the content posted on their platforms.

Amid allegations of irregularities in the election process, Trump has insisted that legal action be taken to recover stolen votes, a move rejected by Democrats on Thursday.

“I had such a big lead in all of these states late into election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days went by. Perhaps these leads will return as our legal proceedings move forward,” he claimed.

Observers described the ongoing presidential race as one of the chaotic elections in US history.

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