Microblogging site Twitter has misinterpreted US President Donald Trump’s tweets by fact-checking. Twitter has been creating havoc since the move. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticized Twitter over Trump’s fact-checking by Twitter.
Mark Zuckerberg said, “I believe Facebook should not be fairer for everything that people say on online platforms. Our user policy is quite different from Twitter. Private companies should not do it specifically. Zuckerberg has said these things in an interview with Fox News.
On the disputed fact-checking, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that his platform will continue fact-checking with the wrong or disputed information shared by users about the elections. Dorsey tweeted and said, “This is us” “The mediator of truth0 Does not make. Our intention is, to tell the truth of the conflicting statements so that people can decide what is wrong and what is right. Transparency is more important to us. ‘
Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and that’s me. Please leave our employees out of this. We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.
— jack (@jack) May 28, 2020
The statement by Zuckerberg and Dorsey came when After the fact-checking, Trump said he would sign an executive order focused on ‘ social media ‘. On Wednesday, Trump said in a warning accent that he would start regulating such websites. Let’s say that for the first time, Twitter has made a fact check on a tweet from Trump.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump claimed that mail-in voting would have been a forgery in the elections. Terming the tweet as factually incorrect, Twitter put up fact-checking and shared a link to the correct information. The link was written in ‘ Find out the facts about the mail-in ballot. ‘
Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020
Trump had not given any evidence about the claim made in his tweet. What is noteworthy here is that Trump had also posted a post on Facebook about the forgery of the main voting in the elections, but Facebook did not put up any fact check. After Twitter put up a fact check, Trump even said that Twitter was openly choking the freedom of speech.
Gracia is a senior writer at Get Ignite, where she covers media and advertising and co-hosts the Original Content podcast. Previously, she worked as a tech writer at Adweek, a senior editor at the tech blog VentureBeat, and a local government reporter at the Hollister Free Lance. She attended Stanford University and now lives in Brooklyn.