Timothy Klausutis, widower of Lori Klausutis, has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claiming the president has violated the social media company's terms of service and "has taken something that does not belong to him-the memory of my dead wife-and perverted it for perceived political gain".
President Trump on Thursday called it "ridiculous" of Twitter to add fact check labels to his tweets claiming that mail-in ballots would lead to voter fraud - and specifically singled out one of the members of the social media giant's policing team who once called the president a "racist tangerine".
We just hope Twitter continues to keep the same energy when it comes to Trump's tweets going forward. He tweets that Twitter is "now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" and that "Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH".
The warnings on Lijian Zhao's tweets were added after the United States developments.
Twitter posted a blue exclamation mark under a tweet by Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, with a comment urging readers to check the facts about COVID-19.
Twitter's fact-checking link pointed users to articles by CNN and the Washington Post - two outlets notorious for their opposition to the Trump administration.
Scherzer shoots down Major League Baseball plan as clock ticks down for deal
Players not only rejected the owners' proposal, but went in the opposite direction. The MLB player's union was clearly unhappy with the proposal issued by the owners.
A Twitter spokesperson said that the move is in line with a policy introduced this month that aims to limit "the spread of potentially harmful and misleading content" related to the pandemic. "Please leave our employees out of this", he tweeted.
Yoel Roth, Twitter's head of site integrity, has been blamed by many Conservatives as the man behind the effort to fact-check the president. "Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves". "More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions", he said. She tweeted Wednesday that "absentee voting" means "you're absent from the jurisdiction or unable to vote in person".
The approach differs from that of Facebook.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden said in April that he believes President Trump will try to delay the presidential election.
"We think people should be allowed to hear what politicians say so they can make up their own mind and hold the politician to account", he said.