Donald Trump has threatened Wednesday to “regulate” or “close” the platforms of social networks, after reporting the previous day by Twitter two messages from the us president as “misleading” and which convey information that is not verified.
“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 prevent such a thing from happening “, tweeted Donald Trump.
Often accused of being lax in its treatment of statements made by leaders, Twitter has reported for the first time on Tuesday, messages of the president, by adding the statement: “Check the facts “.
It was tweets from billionaire saying the vote by correspondence was necessarily ” fraudulent “.
“These tweets contain information of potentially misleading information about the voting process and have been reported to provide additional context on the vote by correspondence” said a spokesperson of the platform queried by AFP.
“Twitter is stifling the FREEDOM Of EXPRESSION “, had reacted to Donald Trump, whose account has over 80 million subscribers.
Returning to the attack on this subject the president wrote on Wednesday morning: “We can not allow the vote by correspondence is rooted in our country. This would represent a blank cheque for fraud, counterfeiting and theft of votes. ”
“The one who frauderait the best may win. Similarly, for the social networks. Do you, NOW!!!!!! “added the president in a series of tweets early morning.
Misinformation: a challenge for campaign
Donald Trump has 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 repeated.
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.
Twitter, however, has not acted against other messages in the vitriol of Donald Trump to be released on Tuesday, in which he relays a conspiracy theory infamous against the presenter of the cable channel MSNBC Joe Scarborough.
Former politician, Mr. Scarborough was the friend of Donald Trump before you criticize it openly to the antenna.
Several sites and blogs have fueled the idea according to which Mr. Scarborough, then a republican representative, would have murdered his assistant parliamentary Lori Klausutis in 2011, without any tangible element to the support.
The president has again alluded to this theory on Wednesday morning.
“Joe Scarborough, the Psycho is shaken, not only by its rate of hearing mediocre but by all the things and facts that are resurfacing on the internet about the recovery of an outstanding case. He knows what is going on! “said Mr. Trump.
Donald Trump relays regularly theories complotistes, even if it has been established that they were false, either partially or totally.
The ex-real estate mogul was one of the first to peddle a rumor ensuring that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and that his election was therefore illegitimate.
Depending on the hazard potential of the messages, and the degree of doubt, the moderators of Twitter are able to respond with warnings or warnings, or even go as far as to remove a tweet in the worst case (misleading and dangerous).