Twitter attaches disclaimer on Trump’s ‘mail drop boxes’ tweet

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) – Twitter Inc on Sunday (Aug 23) placed a disclaimer on US President Donald Trump’s tweet criticizing the promotion of drop boxes by Democrats as an option for voters, saying the tweet violated the company’s “civic and election integrity” rules.

“So now the Democrats are using Mail Drop Boxes, which are a voter security disaster. Among other things, they make it possible for a person to vote multiple times. Also, who controls them, are they placed in Republican or Democrat areas? They are not Covid sanitized. A big fraud!” Trump said in a tweet posted on Sunday morning.

Twitter said the tweet violated the company’s “civic and election integrity” rules.
Twitter said the tweet violated the company’s “civic and election integrity” rules.PHOTO: AFP

Twitter, in a disclaimer attached to the tweet, said: “Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the tweet to remain accessible.”

Democrats across the country are promoting drop boxes as a convenient and reliable option for voters who do not want to entrust their ballots to the US Postal Service.

Republican officials in other states have prevented their use.

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