Bloomberg Law
May 27, 2020, 2:56 PM

Trump Threatens to Shut Social Media After Twitter Spat (1)

Josh Wingrove
Josh Wingrove
Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump threatened to regulate or shutter social media companies -- a warning apparently aimed at Twitter Inc. after it began fact-checking his tweets.

In a pair of tweets issued Wednesday morning from his iPhone, Trump said that social media sites are trying to silence conservative voices, and need to change course or face action.

Read More: Twitter Adds Fact-Check Label to Trump Tweets for First Time

There is no evidence that Trump has the ability to shut down social media networks, which are run by publicly traded companies and used by billions of people all over the world. ...

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