The biggest news story of the week: ‘Guns, drugs and the internet’: Here’s what the world’s largest internet company is saying about the 2016 US election
On Sunday, Twitter was on a roll, with over 1 million users on its platform reporting on election news.
But that didn’t stop the company from taking another shot at the US election.
After Donald Trump claimed that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped his campaign headquarters, Twitter took a swipe at him.
The company said in a tweet that it would be the first to remove any posts “about the election if it turns out to be true”.
It added that “this is a huge deal, and we’ve had plenty of time to think about it.”
Twitter’s latest statement came after a report from The New York Times said the company had received hundreds of complaints about the way the US media has covered the election.
The report said Twitter had been asked to remove posts that were “too partisan” and that “the company is considering a number of additional measures, including taking down the posts for violating our rules”.
The US election is the second-biggest media event of the year.
The race for the White House is shaping up to be one of the most contentious in history.
And the election of Donald Trump, who is seen as a possible President of the United States, is seen by many as a potentially decisive factor in the outcome.
The latest developments in the election were the latest to have an impact on Twitter’s business.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Twitter was being investigated by US authorities over potential breaches of federal election laws.
The investigation follows a similar probe that Twitter had into Russian interference in the US presidential election in November.