President Donald Trump, Twitter at war over free speech

President Donald Trump, Twitter at war over free speech

- President Donald Trump has shifted his attention to social media

- The US president has promised to close down the platform over their alleged intolerance of free speech

- Trump was fact-checked by Twitter on Tuesday, 26 May for reportedly making a claim without providing evidence

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President Donald Trump of the United States on Wednesday, 27 May threatened to close down the micro-blogging site, Twitter, including all social media platforms.

This threat from President Trump came after he was fact-checked by Twitter following his comment on Tuesday that mail-in ballots could encourage fraudulent activities.

Angered by the site's position that his tweet lacked evidence to prove this, Trump asked social media platforms to clean up their act immediately.

Briefly.co.za learned that the US president noted that there is a general feeling in the Republican party that social media is out to silence the voices of conservatives.

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In another tweet on Wednesday, he promised to regulate the platforms or even close them down.

President Donald Trump, Twitter at war over free speech

President Donald Trump was fact-checked by Twitter on Tuesday, May 26, for reportedly making a claim without providing evidence.
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He said: "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."

Trump said he had tested for coronavirus following his recent contact with two people who have tested positive for the deadly virus.

The US president made the disclosure during a press conference on Saturday, March 14. Briefly.co.za gathered that the US president said he was tested for the virus on Friday, March 13, adding that the result will take one or two days before it came out.

Trump also disclosed that his temperature was normal when it was taken on Saturday before entering the White House briefing room.

Trump also admitted that he decided to go for the test due to the pressure from the press.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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