Facebook reveals its impotence as Trump sows confusion about voting twice

Facebook reveals its impotence as Trump sows confusion about voting twice

Curated via Twitter from FutureShift’s twitter account….

Even if Facebook is making the argument (which the company is not, on the record, doing in response to questions from Mashable) that Trump’s statement is technically not telling people to vote twice, it could be read as doing just that — as Twitter pointed out Thursday in response to a series of Trump tweets.

We asked Facebook if Trump’s post, which can be read as instructing some voters to both mail in a ballot and vote in person before the election, falls into the category of "implicit misrepresentations about voting".

"On Election Day, or Early Voting, go to your Polling Place to see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted)," wrote Trump in his Thursday Facebook post.

At issue is a post from Trump’s official Facebook page, which can be read as encouraging people to vote twice in the upcoming election.

Facebook’s inability to hold Trump to account for encouraging people to, in some cases, possibly commit election fraud doesn’t bode well for the presidential contest.

Looking at Trump’s post on FB from today, it is different than what he said yesterday during the rally explicitly telling people to vote twice. if their votes have been counted and if not, they can vote.

Clicking the link associated with the label takes you to Facebook’s generic "Voting Information Center," which does not directly address Trump’s post.

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