Twitter Flags Trump's Election Fraud Tweets, But Won't Remove Baseless Claims Against MSNBC Host

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On Wednesday, President Trump continued to push a baseless conspiracy about one of his critics, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, insinuating that Scarborough was involved in the death of one of his aides when he was a congressman in 2001.

Twitter has refused to remove the president's tweets about Scarborough, despite having taken the extraordinary step on Tuesday of flagging two of Trump's tweets claiming California's elections would be "fraudulent" because the state is using mail-in ballots.

Trump accused Twitter of "stifling free speech" with their fact check, stoking a long-running debate about the social media giant's role in policing the spread of misinformation.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Brian Stelter (@brianstelter), CNN's chief media correspondent and anchor of Reliable Sources.

This segment aired on May 27, 2020.



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