Trump is all about producing indeterminacy and uncertainty, probably because he doesn’t know very much, that stable genius. Not only about science or politics, Trump is all about chaos and confusion. Today he tried again to misinform voters and got sanctioned by Twitter. Because to Trump it’s always about public relations battles, which in the political context are largely Pyrrhic.
Twitter added a label directing users to information about “safe and secure” mail-in voting methods to a tweet posted by President Trump Thursday morning attacking vote-by-mail.
The social media platform said it added the label to the tweet for “making a potentially misleading statement regarding the process of mail-in voting.”
“We’ve added a label to this Tweet for making a potentially misleading statement regarding the process of mail-in voting, and to offer more context for anyone who may see the Tweet. This action is in line with our recently-updated Civic Integrity Policy,” the company tweeted.Twitter’s label was added to Trump’s tweet from earlier Thursday morning.
“The big Unsolicited Ballot States should give it up NOW, before it is too late, and ask people to go to the Polling Booths and, like always before, VOTE. Otherwise, MAYHEM!!! Solicited Ballots (absentee) are OK,” Trump tweeted.
His tweet was seemingly in response to a segment on “Fox & Friends,” as the president tagged the program in his post.
Twitter’s clickable-label directs users to “learn how voting by mail is safe and secure.” The link leads to a round-up of tweets about safe mail-in voting methods.
Shortly after Trump’s tweet on mail-in voting, he attacked the social media platform over its “trending” topics.
“Twitter makes sure that Trending on Twitter is anything bad, Fake or not, about President Donald Trump. So obvious what they are doing. Being studied now!” Trump tweeted.
Trump will try to do his revisionist racist history thing today as well.
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 17, 2020
Instead of masks, they sent a misinforming postcard.
— Hamza Shaban (@hshaban) September 17, 2020
And then there’s the sexual predator public relations battle