It looks like Twitter’s assuredly had enough of US President Donald Trump‘s abuse of its platform. Today, keen assemblage may have noticed the president‘s @realDonaldTrump Cheep annual has been splashed with a couple of fact-checking embeds on tweets where he’s attempted to misinform the US voting public by lying about the mail-in ballot process.


To the best of our ability this is the first time Twitter’s anchored links in the president’s tweets. The result comes after a Memorial Day weekend where the belvedere saw Trump spend a cogent amount of time lashing out at his perceived enemies, including a critic he baselessly accused of murdering his wife.

It’s no abruptness the president’s aback become unhinged over the idea of mail-in ballots. He should be. It’s a political absoluteness that Republican candidates, abnormally for the presidency, fair far poorer when more people are able to vote. What’s shockingly ironic is that this of all issues is the one Cheep would put its foot down over. Snail mail ballots? Really @Jack? Okay.

Quick take: Resistance is futile. Unless Cheep is going to back this up with the kind of fact-checking operation and human assets that Facebook’s always trying to argue us it’s about to unveil, we can expect this to be a brief hiccup in an contrarily ceaseless stream of misinformation.

I’d like to say this was a step in the right direction, but I’m jaded and it just feels like this is annihilation but a breath of fresh drama to make the antic right bethink that it was abominably trying to argue the world that conservatives were being censored by big tech.

At any rate, if you’re the type of person who is still unsure if you should accept what Donald Trump tweets (Kimmy Schmidt? Is that you?) you can get the beeline dope on mail-in acclamation from Cheep itself. The link in Trump’s tweet goes to an events page with the afterward text:

Trump makes counterfeit claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud

On Tuesday, President Trump made a series of claims about abeyant voter fraud after California Governor Gavin Newsom appear an effort to expand mail-in voting in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. These claims are unsubstantiated, according to CNN, Washington Post and others. Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.

What follows are links to accordant tweets from major media outlets and assorted agenda placards with “what you need to know” and other useful info on them. Hilariously, Cheep uses a CNN photo of Trump attractive decidedly spray-painted as its featured image for the page.

We’ll give Jack and his team credit where it’s due on that one, but if they don’t follow through from here on out it’ll all be meaningless.


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