Twitter has curbed the reach of President Donald Trump's several posts questioning the vote-counting process as the battle over the knife-edge United States presidential election spilled onto the social media. Twitter said that President Trump violated platform rules in claiming ballot irregularities.
Here's everything Donald Trump has tweeted since the counting began:
Before the counting began, Trump took to Twitter to thank his supporters.
"WE ARE LOOKING REALLY GOOD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU! (sic)" he tweeted.
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At 11.15 am on November 4 he said, "I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!"
A few hours later he tweeted alleging that the Democratic nominee was seeking to "steal" the election. "We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election," Trump tweeted.
Twitter hid the tweet, saying "Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process."
Backing its action, Twitter also said that the action was in line with its Civic Integrity Policy. "We placed a warning on a Tweet from Donald Trump for making a potentially misleading claim about an election. This action is in line with our Civic Integrity Policy," Twitter Safety tweeted.
Read: Twitter hides Donald Trump's tweet accusing Democrats of trying to 'steal' election
Again, in a bid to cast doubt on the integrity of the electoral process Trump tweeted, "Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!"
The tweet was flagged by the micro-blogging platform for violation of rules.
"How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?" Trump tweeted.
As Biden started gaining in Wisconsin, Trump tweeted, "They are finding Biden votes all over the place — in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So bad for our Country!"Read: Donald Trump falsely claims victory, tells supporters 'we are winning everything'
A few tweets later, Trump again alleged that there had been "surprise ballot dumps" in states where he had been leading Democrat Joe Biden in the race for the White House.
Twitter's action made the comments less visible, and users seeking to read the post were required to click through a warning that "some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading."
Trump also retweeted a tweet by Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.
In his latest tweet, Trump shared an article detailing his supporters' protest in Detroit, where they were shouting for workers to “stop the count” after Trump filed a lawsuit to stop tallying ballots until his campaign was granted access to the process.
At 7.42 pm IST on November 5, Trump tweeted "STOP THE COUNT!", before retweeting it later in the day.
Hours later, Trump claimed a "Big legal win in Pennsylvania!" where an appellate judge ordered that poll watchers must be allowed within six feet of counting of votes.
Two more tweet by Trump were pulled down by Twitter over policy violations. But he tweeted at 4.56 am IST that he will address
a "News Conference at 6:30 P.M." Later in the day, he posted videos from his address at the White House.