Trump Threatens to ‘Close’ Down Social Media Companies After Twitter Fact Checks His Tweet

President Donald Trump is threatening to take action against social media companies following a Twitter fact-check alert for one of his tweets about voter fraud.

Trump took to Twitter with a series of tweets on Wednesday morning as he accused social media platforms of attempting to “silence Conservative voices.”

The president also threatened to close social media platforms over their alleged actions as he claimed the same practices were attempted ahead of the 2016 general election.

“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” Trump tweeted. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that happen again.”

Trump’s criticism of social media platforms comes just hours after his tweets about mail-in ballots.

On Tuesday evening, the president tweeted claims where he insisted mail-in ballots would ultimately lead to widespread voter fraud.

“There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” Trump tweeted. “Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged [and] even illegally printed out [and] fraudulently signed.”

The president also accused California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) of sending ballots to illegal immigrants.

Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough offered insight on the notification in an email to CNN Business. This was the first time Twitter fact-checked the president.

The network claimed the notification was an effort to add context around the president’s remarks as the tweets contain “potentially misleading information about voting processes.”

“These Tweets (here and here) contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots,” Rosborough said in an email. “This decision is in line with the approach we shared earlier this month.”

Despite the president’s claims and concerns, mail-in ballots are legal. It is unclear how Trump will proceed with regulatory actions against social media platforms.

Responses

  1. Poor poor child trumplethinskin.

    The evil, lazy, lying, sloppy, and stupid loser cannot win anything on an even playing field. He cheats and corrupts everything in his favor just to have a chance at success because LIFE IS SO UNFAIR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to him

  2. No one is forcing him to use Twitter. There are plenty of online platforms available he could use instead.

    And if he takes away protections that interenet companies have been enjoying? Get ready for more of the same because putting them on the hook for all content posted by users then it will just make them crack down even more with extra justification for doing so.

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