ReutersNov 08, 2020 02:15:43 IST
(Reuters) – Twitter customers trying to find the phrase “loser” on Saturday had been greeted with an uncommon first end result: U.S. President Donald Trump’s account.
The search end result appeared as main information organizations declared that voters had delivered the presidency to Trump’s opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, after 4 days of nail-biting suspense following Tuesday’s election.
Searches for “winner” in the identical “Individuals” tab on Twitter, which suggests accounts to comply with somewhat than turning up outcomes from the textual content of customers’ tweets, pointed to the accounts of Biden and his operating mate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris.
“If an account is talked about usually alongside sure phrases, they’ll turn into algorithmically surfaced collectively as an affiliation. These associations are temporal and ever altering based mostly on how folks tweet,” the corporate stated in an announcement.
The “loser” affiliation was a rebuke for a president who for years has used the identical social media platform to rail in opposition to these he deemed “haters and losers.”
Earlier on Saturday, Twitter utilized a warning label to a tweet by Trump that, in all-caps, falsely claimed that he had received the election. Fb
Social media corporations have been labeling lots of the president’s posts in current days, after vowing to curb election misinformation and untimely claims of victory.
(Reporting by Raphael Satter in Washington, D.C., Elizabeth Culliford in Birmingham, England and Katie Paul in Palo Alto; Modifying by Giles Elgood)
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