The new tag surfaced in a tweet where Trump reiterated he won the election while states certified the vote. He also used tweets to minimize a chain of hacks targeting federal agencies, suggesting China could be responsible despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying Russia was “clearly enough” behind the hacking campaign.
The updated label comes days after YouTube announced delete new videos contest the election results. Either way, the internet giants are drawing a clear line – now that Biden’s victory is about an official record, companies are directly challenging disinformation suggesting something else.
Twitter still won’t ban Trump or other politicians elected for spreading debunked claims during their tenure. However, the social network made it clear that Trump loses his protections Against bans once he’s not in office on Jan.20 If he maintains his current stance, it may only be a matter of time before Twitter takes tougher action.
…. discussing the possibility that it is China (it is possible!). There could also have been a knock on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now evident that I won big, making it an even more corrupt embarrassment for the United States. @DNI_Ratcliffe @SecPompeo
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2020