Trump to Lose Special Twitter Protections in January
U.S. President Donald Trump will be subjected to the same Twitter rules once president-elect Joe Biden takes the position officially on January 20, according to Twitter.
Twitter has imposed a "public interest" notices on some rule-breaking tweets from leaders around the world that would otherwise be removed.
Recently, Twitter flagged Trump's tweets about election fraud, adding a label on Trump's tweet as "disputed, according to an ABC report.
Twitter also hid Trump's tweets about "surprise ballot dumps." Twitter said it was probably misleading.
Rule-breaking tweets of political candidate or government officials are hidden by a warning and restricted.
With these protections, the said tweets would have been deleted.
The company said that this treatment does not extend to former office holders.
A Twitter spokesperson told The Verge that Twitter's approach to world leaders, candidates, and public officials is based on the principle that people should be able to choose to see what their leaders are saying with clear context.
"This policy framework applies to current world leaders and candidates for office, and not private citizens when they no longer hold these positions," Twitter said in a statement, as quoted by a report.
The social media platform has flagged numerous tweets from Trump's Twitter account.
The flagged tweets include many since election day, after baseless claims of voting fraud.
One of Trump's most recently flagged tweets, said that "I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!!!"
Twitter has become Trump's favorite method of communicating to the public.
Trump has become aware Twitter's importance. He even asked Twitter's chief-executive-officer last year why he had lost followers, according to a report.
The president even used Twitter to announced his run for the presidency.
He also used Twitter to channel his messages about his campaign and discredit the Democratic party and his rivals.
Trump also used Twitter to announce important moments such as changes to decades-old U.S. policies to the Middle East.
He also did some mistakes publicly, which gained some popularity in his tweets.
He previously tweeted about "covefefe," as well as mistaking the ABC with the U.S. commercial network of the same name.
He had also announced a press conference at a small landscaping venue.
Trump also coined some famous hashtags such as #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, #CrookedHillary, #BuiltdTheWall, and calling the President of North Korea as "Little Rocket Man."
Trump's Facebook posts would also no longer be exempted from review by Facebook's third-party fact-checking partners, according to a report.
Politicians' Facebook posts are exempt from fack-checking, including candidates running for office, members in office, and cabinet appointees.
This also extends to political parties and their leaders.
Facebook said that Trump's post violated rules against sharing misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Brian Stelter, turned off his tweet notifications for Trump live on air.
Stelter is Chief Media Correspondent of CNN.
ABC's Jon Karl, former president of the White House Correspondents Association, also admitted that he has turned off notifications on Trump tweets, saying that they are less effective and filed with so much disinformation.
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