It’s not just Twitter-in-Chief Donal Trump and some extreme right-wing nuts like Steve Bannon whose tweets with falsehoods and outright calls to incite unlawful activities that were flagged or deleted by Twitter in this election season.
A few well-respected liberals’ tweets, too, came under the Twitter ‘scalpel’ following the tension-packed election. Among them is the influential Indian American politico Neera Tanden.
Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, “had one of her Twitter posts flagged with disputed content warning but deleted the tweet shortly afterward. ‘And the monster is defeated,’ Tanden wrote in the since-deleted tweet Wednesday,” the conservative Washington Times reported.
The now deleted tweet read: “Biden is already at 270 and his [electoral college] margin will likely grow with [Pennsylvania], and maybe even Georgia. The mission was to defeat the monster. And the monster is defeated.”
Twitter warning reads: “Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted.”
Among other prominent Democrats whose tweet was flagged is former presidential candidate Andrew Yang for prematurely declaring Joe Biden’s victory.
Tanden, a long-time friend and veteran campaign associate of Hillary Clinton, is one of the most prominent Indian American politicos in Washington, D.C. She was also one of the principles who drafted the Affordable Care Bill under the Obama administration.
“This has been one of the greatest of days,” Tanden tweeted shortly after the election was called for Biden-Harris on Saturday.
(Top photo: Neera Tanden in downtown D.C. Saturday night. “Celebrating with my fellow Americans for a new day,” she tweeted with the photo.)