May 28, 2020

Twitter fact-checks China amid bias row

Twitter added the warning more than two months after the tweets were posted. It comes amid a row with the White House, after similar warnings were added to tweets from President Trump. Earlier this week, after Twitter added its fact-checking links to President Trump's tweets, he threatened to "Shut down" social networks for alleged anti-conservative bias. A Twitter spokesperson would not confirm whether that was the case, saying only that Mr Zhao's tweets "Contain potentially misleading content about Covid-19" and were labelled to "Provide additional context". Many prominent Republican voices on Twitter pointed to old tweets by Mr Roth which refer to "Nazis in the White House" and other insults about the president and his allies.

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