U.S. cable networks, radio and television networks and Twitter interrupted live broadcasts of President Trump’s speech in the White House press briefing room on Thursday local time,media reported. Some media outlets fact-checked the president’s unconfirmed remarks rather than broadcasting them directly.
It is understood that Mr Trump initially made baseless claims that Democrats were “fraudulent” and trying to “steal” the election results. “If you count the legitimate votes, I’ll win easily,” he says. “Obviously, legal ballot counting in the United States is still going on. Several key states, including Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona, are still voting. Neither the president nor the Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, has enough Electoral College votes to win. Many of these ballots are mailed ballots, including those of active-duty military personnel.
MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC and NBC cut out his speech. This isn’t the first time the station has chosen not to broadcast Trump’s remarks live. In March, several television stations suspended the president’s briefing on the new coronavirus after he had a conflict with his health expert, Dr. Fucci. While there has been a lot of attention on how social networks mitigate election-related false information, there has been less scrutiny of television news — clips generated by television news are often not controlled by the platform, even if they may contain false information.
CNN and Fox News continued to broadcast Mr. Trump’s speech live, but Daniel Dale, a CNN reporter known for strictly verifying the president’s statements, wrote on Twitter: “Since 2016, I have read or watched all of Mr. Trump’s speeches. This is the most dishonest speech he has ever made. “
President Trump’s tweets were also understood to have been fact-checked on Thursday. Twitter labeled eight of his 24 tweets “potentially misleading.” Facebook and TikTok have also blocked tags that spread “stealing” election misinsins.