Trump made false claims about vote-by-mail on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s why the tech companies won’t ban him or take down the posts.

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On Facebook and Twitter this week, President Donald Trump and his campaign have claimed without evidence that vote-by-mail programs are a conspiracy to commit voter fraud. States including Nevada, Michigan, and Georgia have informed voters about how to vote by mail as COVID-19 continues to spread. There’s no evidence of voter fraud schemes, and Michigan’s secretary of state called Trump’s claims “misinformation.” Facebook and Twitter have policies meant to fight misinformation about elections, but both platforms determined that Trump’s claims don’t violate their policies. Here’s why. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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