Twitter, Fb scramble to maintain up with false claims whereas votes proceed to be counted

Election day has come and gone, but the results of the battle for the US presidency are still in the air and keep Twitter and Facebook on their toes.

As previously reported, President Donald Trump posted the following message on Facebook at 12:47 p.m. (CET) and tweeted two minutes later: “We're BIG, but they're trying to steal the election. We will never allow it. No votes can be cast after the polls have been completed! "

We're BIG, but they're trying to steal the choice. We will never allow it. No votes can be cast after the polls have been completed!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020

Twitter placed a label above the tweet and read, "Some or all of the content of this tweet is controversial and could be misleading about an election or other citizenship process." It also prevented other Twitter users from replying to or retweeted, along with removing the Tweet's engagement metrics.

Twitter Safety tweeted, “We warned a tweet from @realDonaldTrump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election. This action is in line with our Citizens' Integrity Policy. "

Instead of removing or reviewing Trump's post, Facebook put a label underneath it that reads, "Final results may differ from the initial number of votes as ballot counting continues for days or weeks," citing the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Even before Trump got in touch with the two social networks, Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) Tweeted at 12:05 p.m. CET: “Thank you for this historic victory, North Carolina! I look forward to fighting for you and your family in the Senate for six more years. #ncsen #ncpol. ”

His tweet was not hidden, but Twitter added a label warning, "Official sources may not have called the race when this was tweeted."

Wisconsin Democratic Party leader Ben Wikler drew the ire of Twitter with a tweet at 7:21 am and on Wednesday, reading, “The Green Bay and Kenosha results are in. (Former Vice President Joe Biden) is now in Wisconsin with approximately 20,600 votes. That number could jiggle a bit, but there's no realistic way for Trump to move forward. Biden won more votes than any Prez candidate in Biden history. People: Joe Biden just won Wisconsin. "

The results of Green Bay and Kenosha are available. Biden is now in Wisconsin with around 20,600 votes. That number could jiggle a bit, but there's no realistic way for Trump to move forward.

Biden won more votes than any Prez candidate in Biden history.

People: Joe Biden just won Wisconsin. https://t.co/xtg0hiSlW4

– Ben Wikler (@benwikler) November 4, 2020

Twitter has given Wikler's tweet the same label as Trumps.

Wikler hadn't posted to Facebook since October 9th.

Trump posted another tweet a minute later at 10:04 a.m. ET and Facebook, which is also likely to violate both platforms' policies.

He wrote: “Last night I led often solidly in many key states, in almost all cases where Democrats were led and controlled. Then, one by one, they magically disappeared as surprising ballots were counted. Very strange, and the "pollsters" got it completely and historically wrong! "

Last night I led in many key states, often solidly, in almost all cases where Democrats were led and controlled. Then, one by one, they magically disappeared as surprising ballots were counted. Very strange, and the "pollsters" got it completely and historically wrong!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020

Twitter and Facebook have taken the same action as on Trump's previous tweet and post.

At 10:17 am, Trump tweeted, "How come every time they count mail-in ballots they are so devastating in terms of percentage and destructiveness?" Twitter has chosen not to take any action on this tweet. Facebook meanwhile put a label at the end of Trump's identical post, quoting the Bipartisan Policy Center, saying, “As expected, the election results will take longer this year. Millions of people in the US have voted by mail and it takes longer to count postal ballots. "

The president went in capital letters at 10:35 am and tweeted, "WHAT'S THAT ALL?" on a quote tweet from blogger Matt Walsh's tweet that announced an update from Travis County's GOP chairman and podcaster Matt Mackowiak that Biden got all 128,000 votes in an update from Michigan.

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