There is no evidence that Trump has the ability to shut down social media networks, which are run by publicly traded companies and used by billions of people all over the world.
In a pair of tweets issued Wednesday morning from his iPhone, Trump said that social media
sites are trying to silence conservative voices, and need to change course or face action.
There is no evidence that Trump has the ability to shut down social media
networks, which are run by publicly traded companies
and used by billions of people all over the world.
“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,” he said Wednesday. In a second tweet, he added: “Just like we can’t let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country.”
He didn’t cite any platforms by name, but it was plainly a response after Twitter
added a fact-check label to earlier Trump tweets that made unsubstantiated claims about mail-in voting. It’s the first time Twitter
has taken action on Trump’s posts for being misleading.
That move came after a widower asked Twitter to delete Trump’s tweets alleging, without evidence, a conspiracy theory that his late wife had been killed by cable news host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough.