Twitter Fact Checking

Twitter has added a new function: “fact check labels.” Twice this week, they were applied to Trump’s tweets.

The US President is well known for his prolific social media activity. This week was no different.

The fact check labels are just like they sound: easy to spot and linking to fact-checking content.

On the 26th of May, for the first time, the diatribes of the conservative leader were both investigated by media of reference, and the results aggregated on a page linked to the – in this case- ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballot” label located under the relevant tweets.

Trump’s claims about Mail-in ballot leading to an increased percentage of frauds are “unsubstantiated according to CNN, Washington Post, and other fact-checkers.”

The reaction of the President: threatening to shut down Twitter! Go wonder…

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