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Twitter temporarily stops DNC from tweeting after calling out Trump

August 6, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The Democratic National Committee was unable to post from its rapid response war room account on Twitter for some time on Thursday after it attempted to call out President Donald Trump's false claims about children and Covid-19 immunity.

New York (CNN)The Democratic National Committee was unable to post from its rapid response war room account on Twitter for some time on Thursday after it attempted to call out President Donald Trump's false claims about children and Covid-19 immunity.

The DNC had intended the tweet to highlight Trump's false claims, but Twitter's systems flagged it as misinformation having removed a clip from the same interview from Trump's campaign account on Wednesday night.

"Accounts that shared the identical video may also be required to delete their Tweets as it's the video itself that violates our COVID misinformation policy," a Twitter spokesperson told CNN Thursday.

Daniel Wessel, DNC deputy war room director, said in a statement to CNN Thursday, "While Donald Trump continues to spread misinformation through his social media channels, the DNC War Room and others were suspended on Twitter for holding him accountable for his dangerous lies.

Other prominent Twitter users similarly complained Thursday about having their accounts restricted for tweeting fact-checks of the President.

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