Donald Trump’s longstanding battle with Twitter and other social media companies was rekindled this Wednesday after the president claimed that the use of mail-in ballots would result in voter fraud and “substantially fraudulent” election results this November.
The threats,however, came after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets and also encouraging Twitter users to “get the facts about mail-in ballots.”
This move triggered Trump to voice out his long term claim that social media companies are burking conservative voices on their platforms. He threatened to take “big action” against Twitter over the dispute. “Twitter is completely stifling free speech, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen.” he added.
“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.”