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Donald Trump Threatens 'Big Action' Against Twitter Over Its New Fact-Check Function

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By Clark Sparky

Donald Trump is furious after Twitter implemented its new fact-check function on two of his tweets that contained false and misleading information about mail-in ballots. The president is now threatening "big action" against the social media company, although it's unclear what that will be.

Twitter placed a link that reads "Get the facts about mail-in ballots" on two tweets Trump sent on May 26. The link explains why his tweets are wrong, and provides users with accurate information.

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"There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent," the fact-checked tweets read. "Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone.........living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!"

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After learning that Twitter had placed the alerts on his tweets, Trump lashed out at the company.

".@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post........Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!" he wrote.

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He later went after social media, in general, claiming that it is out to get Republicans and prevent them from winning elections.

"Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that.......happen again. Just like we can’t let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country. It would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots. Whoever cheated the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!"

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