The opening salvo in Twitter’s fact-check fight against Donald Trump didn’t exactly unwind as they had planned it.
Last month, the social media giant took the president to task over a tweet involving mail-in ballot fraud, appending a big warning to Trump’s tweets that linked to a fact-check which stated “there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.”
Trump had, of course, begged to differ: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” he tweeted. “Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone … living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one.”
“That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even