- Donald Trump is in a war of words with Twitter
- The US president is not happy with the flagging of his tweet that alleged electoral fraud in the poll
- Trump came down hard on the bird app, claiming that it is out of control
It seems that the United States (US) presidential election has further widened the rift between President Donald Trump and Twitter and he is livid over what he thinks was unfair 'censoring' of his statements.
President Trump on Friday, November 6 reacted to the site's restricting and flagging of his allegations on the election fraud that he claims is being carried out by by some politicians in the US.
On his personal and very active Twitter page, the US leader claimed that the 'bird app' is presently going beyond its limits as a social media platform.
Trump went as far as stating that the site's existence was made possible by Section 230 of the US Communications Decency Act as its legal backbone, which he described as a gift.
He tweeted (with great annoyance):
"Twitter is out of control, made possible through the government gift of Section 230!"
Earlier, following Trump's tweet, which alleged that some people are trying to manipulate the US election, Twitter gave a swift and vicious response.
Apart from taking down the first version of his tweet because he (Trump) misspelt "polls" as "poles", it flagged the president's tweet as misinformation and went ahead to restrict his followers from liking, commenting on or retweeting it.
In its reaction to the tweet, Twitter said:
“We placed a warning on a Tweet from @realDonaldTrump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election. This action is in line with our Civic Integrity Policy.”
Meanwhile, Trump still expressed optimism at winning the presidential contest, saying, "We are on the road to victory and we will make America great again."
Trump gave this confident assurance during a short address on Wednesday morning, November 4, as the counting of votes is still ongoing in the US.
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