On Sunday, Twitter slapped a warning label on one of President’s Donald Trump tweets about vote-by-mail, saying the post violated the company’s rules around elections but that it would not be removed.
Twitter has previously given such labels to other Trump tweets, including some pertaining to mail-in-voting.
The label read, “This tweet violated the Twitter rules about civic and election integrity. However, twitter has determined that it may be in the publics interest for the tweet to remain accessible.”
Trump claimed, that the label was attached to a tweet from Sunday morning, in which he said “Mail Drop Boxes, are a voter security disaster”, sharing a wildly dubious claim that, “They are not Covid sanitized, a big fraud!”
The Trump campaign is currently suing Pennsylvania, a crucial swing state, to prevent voters from using drop boxes to submit their ballots.
A federal judge earlier this month ordered the campaign to provide examples that drop boxes were vulnerable to fraud, but the campaign came up short.
Trump has repeatedly sought to stir doubts about the legitimacy of mail-in-voting, which many states have encouraged or expanded amid the coronavirus pandemic. The allegations, many of which are misleading or false, are an extension of Trump’s long lasting claims about widespread voter fraud, of which there is also no evidence.