The U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to close down social media platforms that do not support his agenda, after the social networking giant Twitter drew his ire by having the temerity to post a ”fact-checking” notice on one of his tweets.
Raging Trump in responce claimed without so much a grain of evidence that ”Social media firms suppressed conservative points of view, before saying his administration would “strongly regulate or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen”.
In direct contravention of the first amendment to the US constitution, Trump advised the companies to “Clean up your act, NOW!!!!”.
Twitter’s fact-checking notice was posted on a previous Trump tweet that claimed mail-in ballots could allow widespread voter fraud.
Cue a presidential eruption accusing the platform of “completely stifling FREE SPEECH”.
Trump has repeatedly tweeted baseless claims previously about voter fraud, notably that thousands were moved into certain states in order to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Ms Clinton won some 2.8 million more votes than Trump only to be denied through the electoral college.
Mr Trump’s outburst also followed Twitter’s refusal to delete a number of posts in which he accused a television presenter of murder, again without any evidence.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey faces growing pressure to crack down on Trump’s repeatedly ignorant, inaccurate and abusive messages.
Here’s the tweet that twitter responded to…
There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020