US election: Twitter flags 5 more tweets from Trump, labels them possibly 'misleading'

US election: Twitter flags 5 more tweets from Trump, labels them possibly 'misleading'

- Before the US elections, Twitter announced it was going to crack the whip on tweeps flouting its policies on sharing messages related to the polls

- Though Trump is not new to being flagged by Twitter, on Wednesday, he received five strikes as he contested the election

- He claimed victory of the election but still went ahead and filed a lawsuit for balloting malpractice in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Michigan

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Apart from being a sad day in President Donald Trump's political career, Wednesday, November 4, also proved to be a hard nut to crack for him on Twitter.

Trump, who since 2012 has been tweeting wildly and widely, had five of his tweets separately flagged by the social networking service.

The platform founded by Jack Dorsey labelled Trump's tweets as "disputed and potentially misleading" as the Republican candidate protested the Tuesday, November 3, poll results.

US election: Twitter flags 5 more tweets from Trump, labels them possibly 'misleading'
US President Donald Trump (pictured). Photo: Getty Images.
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Trump claims poll was rigged

The first tweet to be clamped by Twitter was early on Wednesday morning, November 4, when Trump shocked the world after he claimed the polls were being rigged in favour of Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden.

He also complained that mailed-in ballots were being received and counted beyond official time.

Twitter blocked the message from being retweeted and prompted users to visit a page with poll regulations which stated that "ballots counted after election day are legitimate as long as they were cast on or before November 3, as per state-by-state rules."

Supreme Court ruling

Trump had protested a ruling by the Supreme Court that allowed vote-counting to continue in some states days after the election.

According to Trump, the decision was dangerous and was going to plunge the US into violence. This came after he said the poll was likely to end up as a disputed one at the Supreme Court.

After the first warning, Twitter further flagged another message where Trump appeared to claim victory of the poll, alleging that his votes started to "disappear magically", shortly after being at the top.

The message was struck by Twitter and the platform informed tweeps that candidates could not declare themselves winners in an election.

Here are other tweets from Trump that were flagged by Twitter on Wednesday:

Before the US presidential election, Twitter had declared it would launch a crackdown on tweets that did not meet its standards during the period and possibly remove those that threatened to incite citizens.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the campaign organisation of President Trump said it will request for the recount of votes in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is one of the battleground states that are yet to finish counting votes.

As at Wednesday, Biden was currently leading with 1,630,389 votes (49.4%) while Trump trails with 1,609,879 (48.8%).

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