Trump's tweets flagged within an hour

Updated December 12, 2020

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Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter on Saturday flagged a series of tweets posted by US President Donald Trump, who still disputes the outcome of the November 3 election that has projected his Democratic rival Joe Biden as the winner, within a span of an hour.

The tweets said: "So, you're the President of the US, and you just went through an election where you got more votes than any sitting President in history, by far - and purportedly lost.

"You can't get 'standing' before the Supreme Court, so you 'intervene' with wonderful states that, after careful study and consideration, think you got 'screwed', something which will hurt them also.

"Many others likewise join the suit but, within a flash, it is thrown out and gone, without even looking at the many reasons it was brought. A rigged election, fight on."

Twitter flagged the tweets and said: "This claim about election fraud is disputed."

The micro-blogging site has flagged nearly all tweets by Trump has he continues to keep making "potentially misleading claims" about the outcome of one of the most contentious presidential races in the history of the US.

Just days after the election, Twitter flagged four tweets posted by the President.

A company spokesperson had said then that "in line with our Civic Integrity Policy, and as is standard with this warning, we will significantly restrict engagements on these tweets".

Even before the election, some tweets of the President about the raging coronavirus pandemic were also flagged.

In October, Twitter disabled sharing options and labelled a tweet by Trump that he was now immune to coronavirus, as it violated the rules against sharing misinformation about the pandemic on the platform.

Biden is projected to win 306 electoral votes, compared with 232 for Trump.

To clinch the White House, a candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes of the 538 in total.

Trump has refused to concede, but dozens of lawsuits challenging the results have been dismissed at the state and federal levels across the country since the hotly-contested election.

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