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    SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    Twitter has fact checked one of Trump's tweets and Trump is not happy at all. He calls it a political move and violates his right to free speech. Of course so far twitter hasn't actually removed Trump's tweets, but seem to have begun to place fact checks on the. First, does this violate Trump's right to free speech and second should twitter even be fact checking Trump's tweets?

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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Twitter has fact checked one of Trump's tweets and Trump is not happy at all. He calls it a political move and violates his right to free speech. Of course so far twitter hasn't actually removed Trump's tweets, but seem to have begun to place fact checks on the. First, does this violate Trump's right to free speech and second should twitter even be fact checking Trump's tweets?
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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    No it doesn't violate Trumps free speech.

    If Twitter fact checks tweets as part of it's standard practice Trunp should be no exception. If Twitter picks and chooses who they will fact check. Then IMO they open themselves up to deserved criticism for that practice.

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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    So, Trump accuses Twitter of stifling free speech and then says he won't allow that to happen?

    Way to advertise that you don't know (or care) about the what the Constitution actually says and what a president's rights and responsibilities are, Mr. Dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks Trump.
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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    You know damned well that if any one of us accused some famous person of committing murder, the FBI would be tapping into our personal conversations online and already have a perp sheet started on us. Why should Trump be any different or get more privileges allowing him to threaten people and accuse people of murder than any one of us?

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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Twitter has fact checked one of Trump's tweets and Trump is not happy at all. He calls it a political move and violates his right to free speech. Of course so far twitter hasn't actually removed Trump's tweets, but seem to have begun to place fact checks on the. First, does this violate Trump's right to free speech and second should twitter even be fact checking Trump's tweets?
    1: Twitter did not violate Trump's free speech.
    2: Twitter did not fact check Trump, but included a link to fact checks.
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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Twitter has fact checked one of Trump's tweets and Trump is not happy at all. He calls it a political move and violates his right to free speech. Of course so far twitter hasn't actually removed Trump's tweets, but seem to have begun to place fact checks on the. First, does this violate Trump's right to free speech and second should twitter even be fact checking Trump's tweets?
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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    1: Twitter did not violate Trump's free speech.
    2: Twitter did not fact check Trump, but included a link to fact checks.
    Yeah.

    To be fair, Twitter said Trump's comments were "unsubstantiated"

    Unsubstantiated can mean something as simple as a comment hasn't been properly sourced.
    It doesn't have to mean the comment is a fabrication
    or even that the comment is incorrect.

    The comments are merely "unsubstantiated"
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Twitter has fact checked one of Trump's tweets and Trump is not happy at all. He calls it a political move and violates his right to free speech. Of course so far twitter hasn't actually removed Trump's tweets, but seem to have begun to place fact checks on the. First, does this violate Trump's right to free speech and second should twitter even be fact checking Trump's tweets?
    Twitter is not party of the US government and he is not being fined or arrested for his speech so Twitter removing them is not a free speech violation. I would have hoped that the POTUS would be aware of the basic concepts of the First Amendment.

    Twitter should fact check them for accuracy.
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    Re: SHould Twitter fact check Trump's tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chillfolks View Post
    No it doesn't violate Trumps free speech.

    If Twitter fact checks tweets as part of it's standard practice Trunp should be no exception. If Twitter picks and chooses who they will fact check. Then IMO they open themselves up to deserved criticism for that practice.
    I think it is very different when you are the president and your words have such meaning and power for the country. I do not care if they fact check you or me as really, who cares. The president is very different, wouldn't you agree?

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