Twitter Again Tags Trump Tweet for Spreading "Potentially Harmful" Virus Information

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The social media platform said Friday it was going to crack down even harder on those who spread false information, especially candidates, leading up to the Nov. 3 election. 

President Donald Trump on Sunday had one of his posts tagged by Twitter for — once again — sharing false information about the novel coronavirus.

Trump tweeted, "A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!" Twitter responded by hiding the post with a statement: "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible."

Trump claims he is no longer contagious (even though it is unclear when he last tested negative) as he is about to embark back out to the campaign trail.

The social media platform said Friday it was going to crack down even harder on those who spread false information, especially candidates, leading up to the Nov. 3 election. Trump has had several posts tagged in the past for misleading and false information both on the election and the coronavirus pandemic.

In what is perhaps the most interesting of the Twitter rule changes announced Friday, Twitter will not allow Trump nor Joe Biden to declare a victory without official double verification.

"People on Twitter, including candidates for office, may not claim an election win before it is authoritatively called," reads the new rule on Twitter's blog. "To determine the results of an election in the US, we require either an announcement from state election officials, or a public projection from at least two authoritative, national news outlets that make independent election calls. Tweets which include premature claims will be labeled and direct people to our official US election page."