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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter

Donald Trump’s vote-suppression strategy relies in part on spreading dangerous and harmful disinformation about voting on social media sites like Twitter. That’s why we’re calling on Twitter to hold firm against Trump’s threats -- and to hold him to the same community standards as everyone else when it comes to combating voter suppression content.

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Common Cause

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President Trump wants to use Twitter to spread disinformation about vote-by-mail to his millions of followers. And unless Twitter acts, he could deter countless voters nationwide from casting a...

President Trump wants to use Twitter to spread disinformation about vote-by-mail to his millions of followers. And unless Twitter acts, he could deter countless voters nationwide from casting a ballot by mail this year -- or whip up vigilantes who will suppress votes in person.

Trump -- who voted absentee in Florida's primary this spring -- has been railing against vote-by-mail for months. He's spouting baseless claims about the reform -- and even threatened to withhold federal funding from states that encourage it. 

And Trump's Twitter account has been integral to his anti-vote-by-mail crusade -- sharing dangerous and disproven lies about the reform with his millions of followers. 

Up until recently, Twitter hadn't applied its policies against election-related misinformation to the president. But now, for the first time ever, Twitter has added a disclaimer to one of Trump's tweets -- describing his claims about vote-by-mail as "unsubstantiated" and linking to more credible information. 

Trump is outraged. And he's retaliating against Twitter and other social media platforms with an executive order targeting them -- if they don't let him keep tweeting whatever disinformation he wants. 

Twitter has a responsibility to make sure voters aren't misled by harmful, deliberate disinformation. And for the sake of our democracy, we can't let Trump intimidate social media platforms out of upholding that duty. 

Vote-by-mail is a secure and convenient option for voters, and it's more necessary than ever during this pandemic -- which is why Republican and Democratic election officials are relying on it. Any efforts to discredit this vital reform are efforts to disenfranchise American voters, plain and simple. 

Add your name to tell CEO Jack Dorsey and the team at Twitter: don't let up on your duty to stop dangerous disinformation on your platform -- and don't let Trump use Twitter to suppress votes.

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