Trump threatens to regulate or shut down social media companies
WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday (May 27) threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies, one day after ...
"Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to 'Rigged Election'," the notice contended."However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud."A screengrab of Donald Trump's tweet with an added warning by Twitter.
Trump aimed the misleading tweets at California, contending falsely that anyone living in the state would be sent ballots when in fact they will only go to registered voters, according to the notice.The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of"interfering in the 2020 presidential election".
"Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!" he tweeted.....Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)May 26, 2020
The president has long used Twitter as a platform to reach his 80 million followers.For years before being elected in 2016, he built his political brand by supporting the"birther" lie that Barack Obama, America's first black president, was not born in the US and therefore was not eligible to be president.
On Tuesday, Trump ignited a storm with an attempted character assassination of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough by spreading the baseless rumor he murdered an aide.....about whether or not Joe could have done such a horrible thing? Maybe or maybe not, but I find Joe to be a total Nut Job, and I knew him well, far better than most. So many unanswered & obvious questions, but I won’t bring them up now! Law enforcement eventually will?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)Twitter, perhaps fearing a clash with one of its most influential users, had previously held out against calls to act.The tweets in question violated a recently expanded Twitter policy, according to the San Francisco-based company.
"In serving the public conversation, our goal is to make it easy to find credible information on Twitter and to limit the spread of potentially harmful and misleading content," head of site integrity Yoel Roth and global public policy director Nick Pickles said when the change was announced.
"VICIOUS LIE"Twitter's decision comes as Trump, already facing US economic calamity and 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as well as sinking re-election polls, received a storm of backlash over his pushing of the Scarborough conspiracy theory.
The entirely evidence-free story claims that Scarborough killed a woman he was having an affair with in 2001, when he was a Republican congressman and she was one of his staffers.MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. (Photo: AFP/ROB KIM)Trump pushed the story over the weekend. On Tuesday, he was at it again, tweeting:"The opening of a Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough".
"So many unanswered & obvious questions, but I won't bring them up now! Law enforcement eventually will?" he wrote.The deceased woman, Lori Klausutis, was found by investigators to have died after hitting her head during a fall in Scarborough's office, triggered by an abnormal heart rhythm.
Scarborough went on to become a prominent media personality, strongly critical of Trump, and is co-host of the Morning Joe show on MSNBC with his wife Mika Brzezinski, whom Trump calls"low IQ. Crazy Mika".In a tweet Scarborough asked for people to"pray for Lori's family tonight. May God also soften the hearts of those who continue to slander this good woman's memory".
Klausutis' widower, Timothy Klausutis, wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, pleading with him to delete Trump's"vicious lie"."I'm asking you to intervene in this instance because the President of the United States has taken something that does not belong to him - the memory of my dead wife and perverted it for perceived political gain," he wrote in a letter published by The New York Times.
When asked about the letter, Trump told reporters at the White House:"I'm sure ultimately they want to get to the bottom of it and it's a very serious situation."He added:"As you know, there is no statute of limitations."Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a CNN interview on Tuesday that Twitter and other social media platforms should"say it's not true" when misleading statements are broadcast.
Asked about the fallout from the Scarborough tweets, a Twitter spokesman said"we are deeply sorry about the pain these statements, and the attention they are drawing, are causing the family"."We've been working to expand existing product features and policies so we can more effectively address things like this going forward, and we hope to have those changes in place shortly."Read more: CNA »
„God bless the United Shates“ Oh god Trump Reddit first please Thats him.....by using his office to threaten n threat all not infavour of him ....just like a child. Lol... When he do it... All bullshit excuses will be on the table and sadly some of the politicians will support him... When other do it... Its violation to freedom of speech...
you will be surprised only the bad news reported outside US, go and compared all media! Who is fake! I learned there is a fake news because of Trump, you guys never know there are so many fake news around us such as media trying to shape the image of President Trump world-widely such as CNN 😱 In Singapore you guys are lucky just to have direct and real news. In America, if something actually did happen but sounded fake, we wouldn’t know due to the lying media. realDonaldTrump can back me up on this one
It’s because many social media companies report fake news, making Americans wonder what is real or fake news. Instagram and tik tok. Please. He wants to close down everything. In wonder Americans ashamed of themselves. A dumber who think he is a dictator. Closed it. But i doubt he have the guts to. Cc:cLU_007
Ne ne ne ney poo poo Trump the true tyrant , dictator 😂😂😂😂😂😂 Going bonkers! Oh no. Baby dumbo is throwing tantrum. Yet again. Twitter addictive baby is crying now Start with Twitter!
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Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims ...