Twitter ignited ire after blocking a post from President Donald Trump relating to the election outcome.
President Trump said his campaign is “up big” against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and accused Democrats of “trying to steal” the election.
“We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election,” President Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning, Nov. 4. “We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
The social media company flagged the president’s tweet, adding a disclaimer that the content is “disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”
“BIG TECH and the mainstream media COLLUSION. Enemies of the people!” RNC spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington called out the company.
BIG TECH and the mainstream media COLLUSION
Enemies of the people! pic.twitter.com/LqRZMuELbs
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) November 4, 2020
“Twitter is trying to silence the President of the United States!” a user wrote while another urged people to spread the president’s message on the platform.
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) November 4, 2020
Twitter is censoring @realDonaldTrump let’s copy and paste his tweet.
Trump: “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
— Alexandra Lains 🇺🇸 (@realalexlains) November 4, 2020
Earlier Twitter flagged a post from TeamTrump after it called South Carolina a win for the president, saying that the news was not reported by “officials sources.”
“The campaign sent the tweet at 8:07 p.m. The Associated Press called S.C. for Trump at 7:57 p.m.,” a person pointed out.
Twitter flagged a @TrumpWarRoom tweet calling South Carolina for Trump.
The campaign sent the tweet at 8:07pm the Associated Press called SC for Trump at 7:57pm. pic.twitter.com/0n3rvfnPy2
— Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) November 4, 2020
However, Biden said on Twitter that he believed his campaign is “on track” to win this election while results have yet to be fully reported in the crucial states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona.
Twitter does not flag Biden’s posts.