Facebook runs notifications about votes still being counted after President Trump statement

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FILE – This March 29, 2018 file photo, shows the logo for social media giant Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. With just two months left until the U.S. presidential election, Facebook says it is taking additional steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election “civil unrest.” The company said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, it will restrict new political ads in the week before the election and remove posts that convey misinformation about COVID-19 and voting. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Facebook announced Wednesday morning that it started running notifications on Facebook and Instagram that votes are still being counted in the presidential election and no winner has been determined.

The social media giant tweeted out the announcement saying it started the notifications “Once President Trump began making premature claims of victory.”

Facebook also said it would automatically apply labels to both candidates’ posts with this information.

Twitter also appeared put an alert above one of the president’s tweets.

The Twitter alert linked to information about the company’s civic integrity policy.

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