If you search 'loser' on Twitter, Trump is the first result

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If you search 'loser' on Twitter, Trump is the first result
President Donald Trump.Getty
  • Search "loser" on Twitter, and the first search result under the "People" tab is President Donald Trump.
  • The results are based on patterns of what people are tweeting, a Twitter representative said Monday.
  • "These associations are temporary and ever-changing based on how people tweet," they said.
  • Trump has repeatedly called his opponents "losers" during his time at the White House.

President Donald Trump's time in the White House has been marked by his heavy and at times controversial Twitter usage, and he has often insulted his opponents and others by calling them "losers."

But now, if you search "loser" on Twitter, the first search result under the "People" tab is Trump himself.

Insider and its election partner, Decision Desk HQ, on Friday projected that Joe Biden would win the election, and other major outlets like The Associated Press and CNN called the race for Biden on Saturday.

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Trump has refused to concede.

A Twitter representative told Business Insider on Monday that the search result was based on what people had been tweeting and that it might not last.

"If an account is mentioned often alongside certain terms, they can become algorithmically surfaced together as an association," the representative told Business Insider.

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"These associations are temporary and ever-changing based on how people tweet."

If you search 'loser' on Twitter, Trump is the first result
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Twitter, like many other social-media platforms, was scrutinized during the election as misinformation spread about candidates, voting, and results.

Read more: Legal problems galore await Trump now that he's lost reelection — and, soon, his presidential immunity

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Twitter has flagged several of Trump's tweets — including ones in which he claimed he'd won the election — as potentially "misleading," and a civil-rights organization demanded that Twitter suspend Trump's account after he made baseless claims about voter fraud.

Trump, meanwhile, claimed on Friday that Twitter was "out of control" after the platform continued to label his election tweets as "disputed."

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