Twitter temporarily disallowed users from liking and sharing some of President Trump’s tweets.
David Mack tweeted “never seen Twitter do this before. Much stricter engagement with 3 Trump tweets this morning”
never seen Twitter do this before. Much stricter engagement with 3 Trump tweets this morning pic.twitter.com/TddOPuk3um
— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 12, 2020
When users tried to like or share some of President Trump’s tweets that Twitter labeled have disputed content, they got this message.
In an emailed statement to “The Hill” a Twitter spokesperson claimed it was an accident.
They said “wWe inadvertently took action to limit engagements on the labeled Tweet. You can now engage with the Tweet, but in line with our Civic Integrity Policy it will continue to be labeled in order to give more context for anyone who might see the Tweet.”
They added “throughout the year, we made product changes and policy updates to encourage more thoughtful consideration and reduce the potential for misleading information to spread on Twitter.”