On Wednesday, President Donald Trump threatened to control social media platforms or shut them down.
His new challenge comes only one day after Twitter Inc. first added a warning to some of its tweets asking users to verify the president’s statements factually.
Trump repeated his allegations of political interference with these technology outlets in a pair of early morning posts on Twitter, without providing any facts, saying:
“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. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that happen again.
Just like we can’t let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country. It would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots. Whoever cheated the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!”
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