Now that the Biden news is official, Twitter is getting cute with Trump's account
In case you haven't heard, Joe Biden is now president-elect of the United States. Twitter, which already begun flagging Trump's tweets on his bunk election claims, now seems to be going full-steam ahead in trolling his account.
Shortly before the race was called, Trump claimed that he won the election "by a lot." In fact, for multiple hours after the Biden news was announced, Trump's tweet stood as his latest:
After the race was officially called for Biden, the warning link Twitter embedded under the tweet led to a Moment saying Biden did indeed win the election.
That's not all, though. When people search the word "loser," a certain someone pops up at the top spot — and users have been able to replicate this:
Trump's special treatment on Twitter isn't over yet, as he still holds office until January. As a world leader, that means that Twitter won't delete his tweets, for example, or suspend his account despite spreading misinformation.
The company has already confirmed that should he lose the election (which he's just done), Trump will lose special protections on Twitter come Biden's inauguration. This means that Twitter can not only remove his tweets but also suspend his account should he rack up enough offenses.
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November 7, 2020 at 01:30PM