It has been reported that Twitter has taken action against another tweet from President Donald Trump, this time for claiming that votes arriving after Election Day are ineligible. The tweet reads, “ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED,” with apparent reference to the ongoing counting of mail-in votes in a number of states.
Twitter on Wednesday labeled five of President Donald Trump's tweets as "disputed" and possibly "misleading" as part of the platform's effort to prevent election misinformation
“We placed a warning on this Tweet for making a potentially misleading claim about an election,” a Twitter representative was quoted by foreign media. “This action is in line with our Civic Integrity Policy, and as is standard with this warning, we will significantly restrict engagements on this Tweet.”
Dunald Trump responded by saying in a tweet that "Twitter is out of control, made possible through the government gift of Section 230!"
However, Twitter had declined to take action against a Tweet by President Trump, which reads “STOP THE COUNT!” This was construed as a tweet not in violation of the policy. A spokesperson has stated that the language in the Tweet is broad and opinion-based and it does not meet the threshold for any enforcement action at this time.
In the meantime, Twitter has permanently suspended an account belonging to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon after he suggested Thursday morning that Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded. His comments were made in a video posted to his Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.
The twitter guidelines state
You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes. This includes posting or sharing content that may suppress participation or mislead people about when, where, or how to participate in a civic process. In addition, we may label and reduce the visibility of Tweets containing false or misleading information about civic processes in order to provide additional context.
Misleading information about how to participate
We will label or remove false or misleading information about how to participate in an election or other civic process. This includes but is not limited to:
• misleading information about procedures to participate in a civic process (for example, that you can vote by Tweet, text message, email, or phone call in jurisdictions where these are not a possibility);
• misleading information about requirements for participation, including identification or citizenship requirements;
• misleading claims that cause confusion about the established laws, regulations, procedures, and methods of a civic process, or about the actions of officials or entities executing those civic processes; and
• Misleading statements or information about the official, announced date or time of a civic process.