Words in the air or a real threat ? Donald Trump has said on Wednesday that he thought to "regulate" or "close" social networks and is justified on... Twitter. "The republicans have the feeling that the platforms of social networks censor completely the voice of the conservative. We're going to regulate them severely, or close, to not allow that to happen ", tweeted Donald Trump.
The threat comes as Twitter has been reported for the first time two messages from the us president as "misleading" and which convey information that is not verified. Often accused of being lax in its treatment of statements made by leaders, the social network has reported for the first time on Tuesday, messages of Donald Trump, by adding the statement : "Check the facts. "It was a tweet from the billionaire, saying that the voting by correspondence was necessarily" fraudulent ".
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The president also accused the social network of having interfered in the presidential campaign of 2016. "We saw what they tried to do, and that was a failure, in 2016. We cannot not allow that a more sophisticated version of it to happen again ", he continued. The misinformation is seen as particularly crucial by Facebook and the other platforms since the attempted manipulation of the u.s. presidential election and the referendum on the Brexit in 2016.
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Twitter, however, has not acted against other messages in the vitriol of Donald Trump released on Tuesday morning, in which he relays a conspiracy theory infamous against the presenter of the cable channel MSNBC Joe Scarborough. Several sites and blogs have fueled the idea that Joe Scarborough, then a republican representative, would have murdered his assistant parliamentary Lori Klausutis in 2011, without any tangible element to the support. "Twitter is stifling the FREEDOM Of EXPRESSION ", had reacted to Donald Trump, whose account has over 80 million subscribers.