Nikki Haley slams Twitter for flagging her election fraud claim about ballot harvesting as ‘disputed’ while leaving Iranian leader’s tweet about Holocaust ‘doubts’ untouched
- The Republican former U.N. Ambassador tweeted Friday that ballot harvesting makes election fraud easier, and Twitter slapped a warning label on it
- Haley then complained that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s October tweet asking why it’s ‘a crime to raise doubts about the Holocaust’ got no label while hers did
- Her tweet had linked to a post on her advocacy group’s website that listed examples of third-party ballot collection leading to charges of voter fraud
- Twitter said that Haley’s tweet was labeled under its its Civic Integrity Project, while Khamenei’s didn’t violate its World Leaders framework
Nikki Haley torched Twitter on Friday for flagging her claim about ballot harvesting leading to election fraud while leaving untouched a tweet from Iran’s Supreme Leader that wondered why it’s ‘a crime to raise doubts about the Holocaust.’
‘Wow. When Iran’s Ayatollah says the Holocaust didn’t happen, Twitter doesn’t say ‘this claim is disputed.’ When I say ballot harvesting makes election fraud easier, Twitter says that’s disputed. Wonder why conservatives don’t trust big tech?’ Haley tweeted.
The Republican former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina governor laid into the tech giant after it slapped a warning label on a tweet of hers from earlier that day, which also complained about some states’ practice of mailing ballots to all voters.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley complained Friday that Twitter had flagged her tweet about ballot harvesting (lower left) as a ‘disputed claim’ while leaving untouched a tweet from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei about Holocaust ‘doubts’
‘Despite what the media tells us, election fraud does happen, and policies like ballot harvesting and mailing ballots to people who don’t request them makes it easier. That needs to stop,’ Haley wrote in the tweet that was labeled as ‘disputed.’
The tweet linked to a post on the website of her advocacy group, Stand for America, that listed two examples of ballot harvesting that led to charges of voter fraud.
That included a case in Paterson, N.J., in which the state’s Attorney General charged a city councilman and city councilman-elect with election fraud crimes after they allegedly submitted third-party ballots improperly for a May election.
A judge overturned the results of that election.
Haley’s tweet received a flag Friday from Twitter under a policy that labels ‘disputed claims that could undermine faith in the [election] process itself.’ In October, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted about Holocaust ‘doubts’ being criminalized, but Twitter decided that did not violate its rules for world leaders
Over half of U.S. states allow third parties to collect mail-in ballots from voters. Supporters say it helps ensure votes from those with limited U.S. Postal Service access are counted.
Twitter said it flagged Haley’s tweet about the practice under its Civic Integrity Project, Fox News reported. The effort targets tweets with false information about voting, including ‘disputed claims that could undermine faith in the process itself.’
President Trump has repeatedly made claims – without offering evidence – that massive voter fraud involving mail-in ballots cost him the election, and that Democrats were ‘stealing’ it. Twitter flagged a thread of his tweets expressing such claims November 7.
Haley’s claim did not go nearly that far. By Saturday her initial tweet no longer carried the warning label.
During a Senate committee hearing October 28, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (pictured on the video screen) defended the company’s practice of labeling disputed claims about U.S. elections while leaving alone ‘saber rattling’ tweets from world leaders, such as a tweet from Khamenei that referred to Israel’s ‘Zionist regime’ as a ‘deadly cancerous growth’
Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s October tweet was left alone based on Twitter’s World Leaders rules, according to Fox News.
Under those rules Twitter generally allows world leaders to ‘saber-rattle’ but not issue specific threats against people.
Another of Khamenei’s tweets referred to Israel’s ‘Zionist regime’ as a ‘deadly cancerous growth.’
‘Speech against our own people or a country’s own citizens we believe is different and can cause more immediate harm,’ Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told a Senate committee October 28 when asked about the Ayatollah’s tweets.