Microblogging platform Twitter on Friday flagged tweets calling Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “president-elect” and his running mate Kamala Harris “vice president-elect”, saying that official sources may not have called the race.

Vote counting is underway as Biden continues to extend his lead over United States President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, putting him on track to secure more than the 270 electoral votes to win the elections.

A tweet from Democratic Coalition co-founder and podcaster Scott Dworkin was among the many posts which used either of the titles. “Official sources may not have called the race when this was tweeted,” read a message from Twitter below the tweet. A link to information about the status of the election was attached with the message.

When called out for posting a misleading tweet, Dworkin said it was not so but just an “abundance of caution” from the...

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