Nonpartisan groups urge Twitter to suspend President Trump's account


Two nonpartisan non-profit groups are pushing Twitter to temporarily suspend President Trump's account, saying he has repeatedly violated the company's policy against spreading disinformation during the election.

Common Cause, a watchdog group, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a civil rights organization, have sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey urging him to suspend the president’s account for at least 24 hours.

The groups say the president’s tweets are attempting to disrupt the proper counting of ballots, undermine the democratic process and create unrest.

"We believe that Twitter should enforce its own rules, enforce its own policies and not make exceptions for public officials and suspend the account as they have done for other verified users who have violated their policies in the past," said Kristen Clarke president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee.

Twitter’s policy forbids users from making misleading claims about the election results or inciting unlawful conduct to change election results.

Twitter has flagged many of the president’s tweets this week, putting up a disclaimer that the messages may be misleading that users must click on before they can read the tweet.

But the group said that is not enough.

"It causes chaos and discord and confusion for the public and really undermines the integrity of our election," said Clarke.

Twitter has confirmed it has received the letter.