Just minutes before the election nights started rolling in, the New York Times posted a tweet and immediately deleted it. Some of the people who saw the tweet are calling it “fascist.”
“The role of declaring the winner of a presidential election in the US falls to the news media. The broadcast networks and cable news outlets have vowed to be prudent,” they tweeted.
But for some unknown reason, they deleted the tweet just minutes after posting it.
And of course, that’s not true at all. We don’t even need a fact check to know that, but here’s one from Post Millenial:
This is just not true at all. Yet Twitter did not flag or removed this obvious election disinformation, nor block The New York Times for posting it. The Times came to their senses, seemingly, and deleted it themselves, but the article’s claims remain the same.
…The New York Times, nor any other news media source, is responsible for determining the outcome of the US presidential election. Instead, it falls to each states’ board of elections to round up the tallies from all the counties and determine which candidates receive electoral votes from that state.
Twitter users reacted in anger: