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Twitter labels Indiana AG’s tweet of Valentine’s Day meme that election was stolen from Trump

Twitter has added a warning label to a Valentine’s Day-themed meme about the 2020 election posted by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) and blocked users from interacting with the tweet.

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The tweet included an image of former President Trump and the message: “You stole my heart like a 2020 election. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Liking, commenting and retweeting the image has been blocked by Twitter. The platform also added a label to the tweet that reads: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”

The Hill has reached out to Twitter for further comment.

The label marks just the latest instance the social media giant has taken action to address misinformation about the 2020 presidential election on its platform. It previously added labels to former President Trump’s tweets before ultimately banning him from the platform after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Trump and his supporters have repeatedly claimed the 2020 presidential election included widespread voter fraud, though there is no evidence to support allegations that there was enough fraud to change the election results.

Twitter has cracked down on coronavirus vaccine misinformation as well, announcing it would be labeled and removed.

The decisions come as social media giants face scrutiny over their role in fact-checking and curbing misinformation shared on their platforms.

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