United States President Donald Trump threatened to regulate or close social media for silencing conservative voices. Read: They warn that unemployment will affect more young people
“Republicans feel that social networks totally silence conservative voices. We are going to regulate them, or close them, before something like this happens. We already saw that they tried, and failed, in 2016,” Trump published on his Twitter account.
The President stressed what was said yesterday about the fact that the ballots should not be allowed to be sent by mail since they could be falsified or stolen.
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Yesterday Twitter placed a warning in two publications by the US President about alleged electoral fraud.
The president’s tweets warned of possible fraud in the voting by mail in the United States, a conspiracy theory that he has promoted.
Trump responded by accusing Twitter of interfering in the US presidential election.
It was the first time that the social network has done something similar with the President’s publications, said The Washington Post, after years of criticism about the social network’s lax handling of false information and the use that world leaders make of their accounts.
Trump accuses Twitter of interference in the election
US President Donald Trump accused Twitter of interference in the United States presidential election, for pointing out falsehoods in a couple of tweets by the President about alleged fraud in the mail elections.
In addition, the President assured that the network interfered with freedom of expression and threatened that he will not allow that to happen.
“Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 presidential election. They say my statement in the mail ballots, which will lead to corruption and massive fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by CNN Fake News and the Amazon Washington Post. “wrote the President.
Twitter is completely stifling FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen! “
In the morning, Trump accused in a pair of tweets that California’s efforts to expand voting by mail, as a measure before Covid-19, would result in massive fraud and assured that the election was overdue.
Hours later, Twitter added warning messages about the President’s posts, noting that there was evidence of electoral fraud.
According to US media, Trump weighs creating a group to investigate alleged partiality of social networks against personalities of the Republican party.