US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to shut down social media platforms after Twitter labelled two of his tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of creating false claims.
“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen,” Trump tweeted.
Twitter focused two tweets the president posted on Tuesday through which he contended with out proof that mail-in voting would result in fraud and a “Rigged Election.”
Under the tweets, Twitter posted a hyperlink which learn “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” — a primary for the social community which has lengthy resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts.
Trump pushed again once more on Wednesday saying “we will not let massive scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country. It could be a free for all on dishonest, forgery and the theft of Ballots.
“Whoever cheated essentially the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!”
The president additionally accused social media platforms of interfering within the final election, saying “we noticed what they tried to do, and failed, in 2016.”
“We cannot let a extra subtle model of that occur once more.”
The president has lengthy used Twitter as a platform to unfold abuse, conspiracy theories, false data and insults to his 80 million followers.
Before being elected in 2016, he constructed his political model by supporting the “birther” lie that Barack Obama, America’s first black president, was not born within the United States and due to this fact was not eligible to be president.
And he has not too long ago ignited one other storm with an tried character assassination of MSNBC TV host Joe Scarborough by spreading the baseless rumor he murdered an aide.
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