Twitter on Saturday stopped users from liking and responding to a series of tweets from President Trump, in which he repeatedly falsely claimed that he had won the election and that his race had been “stolen” from him.
Three separate Saturday morning tweets, Trump responded to the Supreme Court’s decision to throw out Texas, intended to offset President-elect Biden’s winning lawsuits in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Trump cited the differing views of Judges Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, who believe the court is obliged to hear inter-state disputes.
In addition to the differences in jurisdiction, two other Conservative judges stated that they were against Texas along with seven other members of the court.
“This is a great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice,” Trump wrote. “The people of the United States were cheated, and our Country disgraced. Never even given our day in Court!”
In separate tweets limited by Twitter, the president claimed that he “won the election in a landslide” and that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) allowed votes to be “stolen” from him.
Both of these states officially certified their votes for Biden, with Arizona awarding the former vice president 11 electoral votes and Georgia giving him 16.
Twitter placed a warning label on each of these tweets Saturday, writing, “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”
However, Twitter users cannot like or comment on tweets.
Instead, when users attempt to react to or share the tweet, a message pops up from the platform reading, “we try to prevent a Tweet like this that otherwise breaks the Twitter Rules from reaching more people, so we have disabled most of the ways to engage with it.”
The post also pointed out that although other sharing features have been removed, users can still use comments to forward messages.
The platform also includes a link to an explanation of the rules and regulations, indicating that Twitter can take action against specific messages that violate the rules, including limiting the visibility of specific tweets, requiring users to delete or delete the tweet. hide the tweet. Text. Awaiting deletion.
Hill has reached out to Twitter to make further comments.
Trump has criticized Twitter warning labels in the past, pushing for the removal of social media platforms’ primary responsibility shield to protect third-party content on his website.
The president’s tweets on Saturday are just the latest series of tweets from the past month, promoting false claims about the election and publicly voicing opposition among states and elected officials. This will not nullify the election results.
On Friday, Trump tweeted that the Supreme Court “really let us down” in its decision to throw out the Texas case.
‘No wisdom, no courage!’ Trump added.
In a tweet on Saturday morning, Trump outlined his plan to continue to contest the election results, despite his allegations of widespread fraud and voting irregularities by voters having been rejected by several courts across the country.