‘Voter security disaster!’ – Donald Trump reignites feud with Twitter after post censured

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Today, the President issued a Tweet criticising the promotion of drop box voting by Democrats as an option to collect votes. Following the social media post, Twitter attached a disclaimer claiming the post violated the company’s “civic and election integrity”. The President said: “So now the Democrats are using Mail Drop Boxes, which are a voter security disaster.

“Among other things, they make it possible for a person to vote multiple times.

“Also, who controls them, are they placed in Republican or Democrat areas?

“They are not Covid sanitized. A big fraud!”

The Twitter disclaimer in response said: “We placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our Civic Integrity Policy for making misleading health claims that could potentially dissuade people from participation in voting.

“Per our policies, this Tweet will remain on the service given its relevance to ongoing public conversation. Engagements with the Tweet will be limited.”

Ahead of the election in November, Democrats across the country have been promoting the use of drop boxes for those who do not trust postal ballots.

With Democrat nominee Joe Biden leading in certain polls, the President has stated postal voting is not reliable.

On August 12, Mr Trump also told reporters he refused to sign off on a £19billion emergency fund for the US Postal Service.

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He added at the time: “They want $3.5bn for something that will turn out to be fraudulent.

“That’s election money, basically,

“Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots.”

The US postmaster general, Louis DeJoy gave evidence to senators on Friday to reassure officials over the validity of mail-in voting.

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In response to Mr Trump’s claims of the potential fraud to postal votes, Democrat nominee Joe Biden insisted it was an attempt to stop democracy.

Mr Biden said: “The president of the United States is sabotaging a basic service that hundreds of millions of people rely upon, cutting a critical lifeline for rural economies and for delivery of medicines, because he wants to deprive Americans of their fundamental right to vote safely during the most catastrophic public health crisis in over 100 years.

“This is an assault on our democracy and economy by a desperate man who’s terrified that the American people will force him to confront what he’s done everything in his power to escape for months – responsibility for his own actions.”

This is not the first time Twitter has censured or flagged one of the President’s posts.

Amid the protests of the death of George Floyd across America, Mr Trump claimed there would never be an autonomous zone in Washington as had been seen in Seattle.

He said at the time: “There will never be an “Autonomous Zone” in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President.

“If they try they will be met with serious force!”

The social media giant claimed his remarks violated their rules on abusive behaviour.

Mr Trump has also threatened to regulate or close down the social media platform if it does not meet his standards for ideological balance.

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