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US President Donald Trump threatens to shut down social media

President of the United States, Donald Trump has threatened to shut down or regulate social media platforms, after Twitter Inc. for the first time added a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president’s claims.

The US president on Wednesday via his Twitter handle (@realDonaldTrump) alleged that social media was silencing the voices of conservatives, and that the platforms will be regulated or closed down before they totally silence conservatives.

Trump tweeted: “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!!!!”

Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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