Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media

29 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media

US President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to shutter social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets, prompting the enraged Republican to double down on unsubstantiated claims and conspiracy theories, reports AFP.

Trump will sign an executive order ‘pertaining to social media’ on Thursday, aides to the president said, without offering more detail about its contents. Twitter tagged two of his tweets in which he claimed that more mail-in voting would lead to what he called a ‘Rigged Election’ this November.

There is no evidence that attempts are being made to rig the election, and under the tweets Twitter posted a link which read: ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots.’