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Twitter and Facebook label Trump posts on election night

Twitter labeled a tweet from President Trump claiming Democrats are "trying to STEAL the Election," making good on its promise to limit the distribution of election-related misinformation — even when it comes from the president.


"We placed a warning on a Tweet from @realDonaldTrump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election. This action is in line with our Civic Integrity Policy," a Twitter spokesperson said.

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"We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election," Trump tweeted. "We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!"

Twitter did not immediately label a separate tweet from Trump claiming "a big WIN!"

Facebook quickly updated its label on similar posts, warning "votes are being counted" and "final results may be different from initial vote counts."

By the time of Trump's tweet, the president had 171 electoral votes while Biden had 215.

It's legal for people to cast votes if they're still in line after the polls have closed, and there is no evidence that Democrats are trying to steal the election. It was widely expected that Trump would try to claim premature victory before all the votes were counted on election night.

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