“Our focus is on providing context, not fact-checking,” the social media company said. The messages were also promoted by CEO and founder Jack Dorsey on his official Twitter account.
Twitter in recent days has stepped up efforts to regulate content on its platform, creating tension between the company and Trump, who is one of its most prolific users.
Last week, it called tweets from Trump about mail-in voting “potentially misleading,” and added a message it has introduced to combat misinformation and disputed or unverified claims. The message linked out to a curated fact-check page Twitter had created, filled with links and summaries of news articles debunking the assertion.
The company has been criticized by some users who say the measures do not go far enough. Some have faulted Twitter for not explicitly saying in its labels that Trump’s tweets contained false information, for example.
“We are NOT attempting to address all misinformation,” Twitter said Tuesday. “Instead, we prioritize based on the highest potential for harm, focusing on manipulated media, civic integrity, and Covid-19. Likelihood, severity and type of potential harm — along with reach and scale — factor into this.”
— Brian Stelter and Donie O’Sullivan contributed to this report.