DONALD Trump could lose his special Twitter treatment that ‘allows him to break the rules’ if Joe Biden wins the election.
The President has had multiple tweets flagged as misleading while he continues to peddle allegations of election fraud without providing any evidence.
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Trump – like other world leaders – are treated differently on the platform compared to regular users when he shares tweets that violent its content policies.
Twitter chiefs believe people should be able to hear from world leaders even if their posts are controversial because their messages are inherently newsworthy.
Instead Twitter places warning labels on Trump’s tweets – which have been flagged multiple times this week as he keeps peddling unfounded claims of “illegal votes” being counted.
One tweet that was flagged as misleading by the platform read: “I easily WIN the Presidency of the United States with LEGAL VOTES CAST.
“The OBSERVERS were not allowed, in any way, shape, or form, to do their job and therefore, votes accepted during this period must be determined to be ILLEGAL VOTES. U.S. Supreme Court should decide!”
Another one read: “All of the recent Biden claimed States will be legally challenged by us for Voter Fraud and State Election Fraud.
“Plenty of proof – just check out the Media. WE WILL WIN! America First!”
The social media platform also flagged sections of his speech where he claimed that the Democrats were “stealing the election” without providing any evidence.
If Trump loses the election, he could lose this special treatment as well after Biden gets inaugurated in January.
Former world leaders are not protected until this special treatment from Twitter.
High-profile politicians who are no longer in office – like former President Barack Obama – are treated like regular users if they violate Twitter’s rules.
These rules prohibit messages that include hate speech or posts that glorify violence or contain certain types of false information, like unfounded health-related misinformation.
The social media giant confirmed Trump would fall into that “former” group if he does leave office in January, Bloomberg reported.
It comes as the former vice president is closing in on being declared president-elect after a knife-edge election across several battleground states.
Currently he is just 17 votes away from clinching the bitterly contested presidency.
Biden took the lead in Georgia and Pennsylvania on Friday as counting mail-in ballots has come down to the wire.
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If Biden wins the crucial 20 electoral votes from Pennsylvania it be enough for to carry him over the magical 270 needed to secure the keys to the White House.
This morning, Biden’s lead in Georgia nearly doubled as he is now 7,248 votes ahead of the President in the Peach State.
Winning Georgia would give Biden 269 electoral votes – meaning he would effectively have a clear path to the Oval Office.