Trump tweets threat to shutter social media companies after Twitter warning - 2020-05-27

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F182.png Trump tweets threat to shutter social media companies after Twitter warning May 27, 2020, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

Representatives for Twitter and Facebook could not be immediately reached for comment on Trump's tweets. Shares of the companies were down in pre-market trading following his posts.

In the pair of early morning posts, the Republican president again blasted mail-in ballots. Trump posted similar tweets about the ballot topic on Tuesday, which had moved Twitter to add a blue exclamation mark alert underneath those tweets to warn his claims were false and had been debunked by fact-checkers.

The dramatic shift by the tech company, which has tightened its policies in recent years amid criticism that its hands-off approach has allowed misinformation to thrive, had prompted Trump to accuse it of interfering in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

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{{cite news | title = Trump tweets threat to shutter social media companies after Twitter warning | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-social-media-twitter-fact-check-1.5586285 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = May 27, 2020 | accessdate = May 28, 2020 }}