On Saturday morning, Twitter prevented users from replying and liking a series of tweets from President Trump. Trump tweeted claims of him winning the election, and that the race was stolen from him. A few hours later Twitter reversed the move.
Trump’s tweets were responding to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Texas to overturn the the 2020 presidential election on Friday evening.
President Trump called the decision “a great and disgraceful miscarriage of justice,” claiming that “the people of the United States were cheated, and our Country disgraced.”
The tweet mentioned above was one of President Trump’s tweets which was restricted to user engagement it was also flagged by Twitter.
“This action has been reversed, and you can now engage with the Tweet, but in line with our Civic Integrity Policy it will continue to be labeled in order to give more context for anyone who might see the Tweet.”
These are some of the Tweets which were blocked:
However, Twitter users for at least an hour were not able to like or reply to any of the tweets.
When users tried to engage with Donald Trump’s tweets, a message popped up which read “We try to prevent a Tweet like this that otherwise breaks the Twitter Rules from reaching more people, so we have disabled most of the ways to engage with it.”