Twitter 'inadvertently' restricted Trump's election tweetstext_fields
San Francisco: Twitter briefly restricted President Donald Trump's disputed election tweets Saturday.
All kinds of user engagements with his tweets had been disabled, which it has since reversed.
The micro-blogging site is reportedly admitted to have "inadvertently" limited engagements.
As a result, some users were not able to like, retweet or reply to Trump tweets with "disputed" labels.
"Copying the URL to one of the disputed tweets also appeared to be disabled, and quote-tweets were not appearing in search results," The Verge reported late on Saturday.
A Twitter spokesperson said it "inadvertently took action to limit engagements," on Trump's tweet.
Tweets that violate Twitter's Civic Integrity Policy "will continue to be labeled in order to give more context for anyone who might see the Tweet," the spokesperson said.
Twitter started applying warning labels including "disputed" to tweets containing election misinformation ahead of the US presidential polls.
Subsequently, Twitter has flagged several of Trump's tweets, and on Saturday, it flagged within an hour several of Trump's posts.
The tweets said: "So, you're the President of the US, and you just went through an election where you got more votes than any sitting President in history, by far - and purportedly lost.
"You can't get 'standing' before the Supreme Court, so you 'intervene' with wonderful states that, after careful study and consideration, think you got 'screwed', something which will hurt them also.
"Many others likewise join the suit but, within a flash, it is thrown out and gone, without even looking at the many reasons it was brought. A rigged election, fight on."
Twitter flagged the tweets saying: "This claim about election fraud is disputed."
IANS report with edits