Twitter limited the view of Trump’s tweet, stating that “some or all of the content” in the message “is disputed and might be misleading.”
Users can now only see the tweet if they click on the warning.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020
A Twitter spokesperson said the company decided to place the warning for “making a potentially misleading claim about an election,” in line with the company’s “integrity” policy.
“We will significantly restrict engagements on this Tweet,” the spokesperson added.
Twitter did not, however, restrict a tweet sent by Pennsylvania state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in which he threatened to use the state’s courts against Trump should the president win the state.
FACT CHECK: Our elections are over when all the votes are counted.
But if your lawyers want to try us, we’d be happy to defeat you in court one more time. https://t.co/mj6d8WLwvK
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) November 2, 2020
Shapiro also suggested last week that the race between Biden and Trump was already set in stone, which technically violates Twitter’s rules for misinformation since it could potentially suppress votes:
If all the votes are added up in PA, Trump is going to lose. That’s why he’s working overtime to subtract as many votes as possible from this process.
For the record, he’s 0-6 against us in court. We’ve protected voting rights. Now, ignore the noise—vote!https://t.co/mN8t6TDud7
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) October 31, 2020