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Trump Family And Closest Allies Assumed By Twitter In Battle In Elections Misinformation

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Twitter has applied warning labels to several of President Donald Trump‘s relatives and associates as it continues to battle election disinformation.

As of Friday, the social media platform has covered up posts on the accounts of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, his sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr., the official page of his election campaign and that of Jason Miller, a senior advisor to the 2020 effort.

In each case, the website warns users: “Some or all of the content shared in this tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”

It says the posts have violated a civic integrity policy designed to police interference and manipulation in elections, including updates with potential to mislead people.

The president’s own Twitter account is currently littered with the warning flags, including a post claiming he “easily” won the presidency based on the “legal votes case.” In a second post, Trump accused the platform of being “out of control.”

“The OBSERVERS were not allowed, in any way, shape, or form, to do their job and therefore, votes accepted during this period must be determined to be ILLEGAL VOTES. U.S. Supreme Court should decide!” Trump’s latest unfounded post said.

Seven of the president’s last 16 tweets sent in the past 24 hours have been labeled, and Twitter’s moderation system has been responding quickly to his new posts.

Giuliani’s flagged tweets were spreading the Trump administration’s evidence-free spin that Democratic opponents were cheating, as ballot counts continued.

“With GOP holding Senate and gaining in House, it’s clear [president Trump] won. This election cheating is obvious and an embarrassment to our reputation throughout the world,” Giuliani said, before making a claim of “DEMOCRAT HACK CHEATING!”

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