Team Trump

Community Notes

Twitter community adds a context note to Team Trump tweetTeam Trump, the official account for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, tweeted, "ICYMI  Lockdowns. Armed Checkpoints. School Shutdowns. Beach and Business Closures. @Forbes: In 2020, Ron DeSantis issued some of the most draconian Covid restrictions of anywhere in the United States." The tweet included a short video featuring news clips about the various COVID-19 measures put in place by Gov. DeSantis in 2020, and ended with him saying "For those of you who aren't from Florida, welcome to our oasis of freedom." Twitter added a label to the post that read "Readers added context they thought people might want to know.” The added context read "Misleading. DeSantis consented to restrictions later than 30 other states based on Trump's federal guidance to Governors & at the request of his administration.…… DeSantis began reopening in phases Apr 29 based on cases & population. Lockdowns ended by Sep 25 ‘20.…………” The label is part of Twitter’s Community Notes system. Twitter users are able to sign up as contributors to add context to tweets.