US Election: Twitter hides Trump tweet about ‘disappearing’ lead

Publishedduration4 NovemberRelated Topics

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Twitter has hidden some of Donald Trump's first tweets the day after a US election which remains undecided.

In one, the President wrote his vote advantage in key Democrat-run states had "started to magically disappear", and in another that 500,000 votes in key states were at risk.

The messages are now hidden behind warnings that say the claims are disputed and might be misleading.

The moves also limit users' ability to like and reply to the posts.

Twitter had earlier taken similar action over a post in which Trump said for the first time that his opponents "are trying to steal the election".

Facebook has added fact-check boxes to some of the messages on Mr Trump's profile on its platform, clarifying that final results might take longer than normal – but did not restrict engagement.

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