- President Donald Trump has shifted his attention to social media
- The US president has promised to close down the platform over their alleged intolerance of free speech
- Trump was fact-checked by Twitter on Tuesday, May 26, for reportedly making a claim without providing evidence
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President Donald Trump of the United States on Wednesday, May 27, threatened to close down the micro-blogging site, Twitter, including all social media platforms.
This threat from President Trump came after he was fact-checked by Twitter following his comment on Tuesday, May 26, that mail-in ballots could encourage fraudulent activities.
Angered by the site's position that his tweet lacked evidence to prove this, Trump asked social media platforms to clear up their act immediately.
The US president noted that there is a general feeling in the Republican party that social media is out to silence the voices of conservatives.
In another tweet on Wednesday, May 27, he promised to regulate the platforms or even close them down.
He said: "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."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Trump said he had tested for coronavirus following his recent contact with two people who have tested positive for the deadly virus.
The US president made the disclosure during a press conference on Saturday, March 14. Legit.ng gathered that the US president said he was tested for the virus on Friday, March 13, adding that the result will take one or two days before it came out.
Trump also disclosed that his temperature was normal when it was taken on Saturday before entering the White House briefing room.
Trump also admitted that he decided to go for the test due to the pressure from the press.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the White House on Thursday, March 12, said President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence did not need testing for coronavirus despite having met with an aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who afterwards tested positive for the disease.
Stephanie Grisham, the spokesperson for the White House made the statement on Thursday, March 12, after reports emerged that a member of the Brazilian delegation which held a meeting with the US president and vice president tested positive for coronavirus.
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