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Twitter Gets Trump ‘Fact Check' Wrong, Forced To Revise Disclaimer

Added 05-30-20 03:45:02pm EST - “When Twitter infamously 'fact-checked' President Trump, it turns out they couldn't even get their own facts in order.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Twitter Forced To Revise Trump 'Fact Check' After Failing To Get Their Own Facts Right”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On Tuesday, Twitter finally did what Jack Dorsey’s baby has been longing to do for ages: It attempted to fact-check President Donald Trump. The occasion was mail-in ballot fraud, something Trump said was possible and Twitter was less convinced about.

The fallout from Twitter’s decision is still being assessed, but here’s one thing we can tell you: When they came at the president, they missed.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Twitter’s “fact check” about states which conduct mail-in voting was actually erroneous, leading to a revision of its disclaimer on Trump’s tweets.

BREAKING: For the first time, Twitter labels ‘fact-check’ notifications on tweets from President Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/O9XQ8usgtB

This was the first time Twitter had appended the fact-check label to any tweet that hadn’t involved COVID-19 misinformation, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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