Twitter creates ‘disputed claims’ feature, users makes memes out of it

November 21st, 2020

It seems Twitter has had a change of heart, if that’s what you would call their new feature that flag specific tweets for containing false information.

Since it first started, Twitter has always allowed whatever dumb or even fake news people want to say on their platform, but now it’s taking a step, albeit imperfect, towards slowing down the garbage going through their servers.

The latest update seems to be trumping on US President Donald Trump’s parade, as certain tweets under the POTUS’ personal account has been flagged with a “disputed” claim.

THEY WOULD’NT LET REPUBLICAN POLL WATCHERS INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020

This prompted Twitterdom to, of course, ride the hell out of this “this claim is disputed” tag and make memes out of it, which mostly involves the lies we tell ourselves everyday, or statements we would like to be true.

And now, time for a good night’s sleep!

!⃝ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗽𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱

— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) November 17, 2020

“i am a doctor”

!⃝ this claim is disputed by Dan Goor pic.twitter.com/VmuxMSyuLi

— ally (@smaIIestpark) November 17, 2020

You’ve had your biscuits.

ⓘ This claim is disputed pic.twitter.com/0iXVH8RlFV

— Caoimhe Mader McGuinness (@CaoimheMMC) November 18, 2020

But the brands have tired this meme out, and now we’re left to going back to our good ‘ol regular memes, but now with a “disputed” claims feature to worry about.

brands are your friend

ⓘ 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴

— Steak-umm (@steak_umm) November 17, 2020

me: do you want anything from BK?

her: no thanks I’m not hungry

ⓘ  𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴

— Burger King (@BurgerKing) November 17, 2020

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