Trump threatens to close down Social Networks after Twitter fact-checks TrumpPublished by Terence Mahier | Source
Trump’s favorite social media platform, Twitter, yesterday began fact-checking his posts, applying warning labels to two of his tweets that made misleading claims about mail-in voting 😮
Trump answered (on Twitter) saying that "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" 💥
Twitter as a private company gets to set its own rules for what happens on its platform. Last October, it banned all political ads from the platform 😇
Shares of Twitter are down 2% in pre-market - will investors fear retaliation?
“Partnering with the biased fake news media ‘fact checkers’ is only a smoke screen Twitter is using to try to lend their obvious political tactics some false credibility,” said Trump's campaign manager 🤔
Trump’s critics have long called on Twitter to take action against Trump’s use of the platform. Of the 18,000-plus false or misleading claims Trump has made as president, more than 3,300 of them were made in tweets, according to The Washington Post 🤥
The fact-check blue labels were implemented to fight misinformation around COVID-19 but Twitter did detail that "moving forward, we may use these labels and warning messages to provide additional explanations or clarifications in situations where the risks of harm associated with a Tweet are less severe but where people may still be confused or misled by the content" 🧐
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