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By the most diligent count, 13 out of the past 40 posts on Twitter by US President Donald Trump have been censored, with six of those acts of censorship occurring within the past 24 hours.
Most pundits are predicting that further censorship is in the works, as the President continues to tweet about alleged voter fraud occurring all over the country.
According to the New York Post, Twitter has been hiding posts on Trump's account's timeline so they aren't visible to the public unless one has a specific link to it. Users going to that link are furthermore met with the following message:
"Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process."
In addition, users are prevented from liking or re-tweeting the censored posts. Here are some examples:
Facebook didn't actively censor content or interfere with its distribution, but did include warning messages, such as the following:
"Final votes may different from the initial vote counts."
"Elections officials follow strict rules when it comes to ballot counting, handling and reporting."
"Before Mr. Trump’s tweet was labeled, it was shared or replied to about 827 times a minute. After it was labeled, that dropped to 151 times a minute, according to the E.I.P. analysis," said a New York Times report on the subject.
Twitter and Facebook have already been subject to one Senate Committee hearing, and another one is pending in the near future. There is widespread concern regarding potential interference in US elections by the social media behemoths.