Half of Trump’s Facebook, Twitter Posts Flagged as 'Misinformation' Since Election
Posts include the 45th President's assertions of election fraud taking place
Half of President Donald Trump’s posts on Facebook and Twitter have been flagged as "misinformation" since election day, according to reports.
According to Forbes, Trump's social media posts have been labeled false or questionable by the social media giants.
Out of Trump's 22 posts on Facebook and Twitter, 11 have been labeled as misinformation.
Posts include the 45th President's assertions of election fraud taking place.
Some of Trump's posts were hidden by Twitter and warned users that “some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process."
Below Trump's Facebook posts, a warning said “final votes may be different from the initial vote counts” or “elections officials follow strict rules when it comes to ballot counting, handling and reporting."
Users were still able to share or reply to posts, however.
According to a recent analysis of Trump’s engagement rate on election night, Twitter managed to massively cut the president’s engagement rate by censoring specific tweets, according to Election Integrity Partnership.
1/5 On the eve of the election, @realDonaldTrump sent out a tweet criticizing a recent Supreme Court decision regarding PA ballot deadlines. His tweet made unfounded claims about the legitimacy of mail-in ballots and the Election, while fomenting fear of violence.— Election Integrity Partnership (@2020Partnership) November 3, 2020
As Breitbart News reported, Trump's expressed his feelings about a Supreme Court ruling on voting in Pennsylvania in a tweet, which Twitter slapped with a “misleading" label.
“The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one."
"It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws."
"It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!”
3/5 Around 40 min later, Twitter took action by hiding the tweet behind an informational label and preventing it from being retweeted. The graph below shows the rate of retweets and quote tweets, which were dramatically reduced after Twitter took action https://t.co/t0w183GgxZ pic.twitter.com/ZN5CwHvTxn— Election Integrity Partnership (@2020Partnership) November 3, 2020
The New York Times reported on the analysis:
“Before Mr. Trump’s tweet was labeled, it was shared or replied to about 827 times a minute.
"After it was labeled, that dropped to 151 times a minute, according to the E.I.P. analysis.”