'Absolutely no legal authority': Trump's threats to shut down Twitter are 'totally asinine' and reek of censorship, according to legal experts - 2020-05-27

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F88.png 'Absolutely no legal authority': Trump's threats to shut down Twitter are 'totally asinine' and reek of censorship, according to legal experts May 27, 2020, Sonam Sheth, Business Insider

President Donald Trump threatened to "strongly regulate" or entirely shut down social-media companies shortly after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets pushing conspiracy theories about mail-in voting.

But legal experts told Business Insider the president has "absolutely no legal authority" to carry out his threats and described Trump's efforts as "empty virtue signaling to his base."

"It's very clear that what he is really doing is trying to bully Twitter into continuing to allow him to broadcast whatever he wants to, however false it is, with complete impunity," a Drexel University law professor told Business Insider.

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