Twitter places fact-check notification on Trump tweets about 'fraudulent' mail-in ballots - 2020-05-26
On Tuesday, Twitter for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets posted by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact-checkers.
The blue exclamation mark notification prompted readers to "get the facts about mail-in ballots" and directed them to a page with news articles and information about the claims aggregated by Twitter staffers.
Trump, who has more than 80 million followers on Twitter, had claimed in tweets earlier in the day that mail-in ballots for the election in November would be "substantially fraudulent" and result in a "rigged election." He also singled out the governor of California over the issue, although the state is not the only one to use mail-in ballots.