Twitter said Tuesday that it added a label to President Donald Trump’s tweets for containing “potentially misleading information about voting processes,” a rare move that shows the social media company is taking a tougher stance against misinformation.
It’s the first time that Twitter has added a label to Trump’s tweets.
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-in-Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” a claim that has been debunked by fact-checkers and news organizations.
A label appears under the tweet that states “get the facts about mail-in ballots.” Clicking on the warning notice directs users to a page that state that fact-checkers say there isn’t any evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.
A Twitter spokeswoman said in a statement that the decision is in line with how the company plans to approach misinformation on its site, which includes adding warning notices and labels depending on the likelihood of harm a tweet could cause.
The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.