President Trump announced on Wednesday that he will crack down on social media platforms if they continue to silence conservative voices.
Trump said that “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,” he Tweeted on Wednesday morning.
The social media censorship of conservative and Republican voices is well-documented, but Twitter, especially, has ramped up attacks on Conservative speech in recent days.
Twitter ignited Trump’s calls for increased regulation by fact-checking one of his tweets for the first time on Tuesday. Trump had tweeted in opposition to mail-in voting schemes, and Twitter added a warning label on the tweet.
A Twitter spokesperson admitted that Trump had not violated any of the platform’s terms of service with the tweet, but that it did “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.”
“Twitter has now shown that everything we have been saying about them (and their other compatriots) is correct. Big action to follow!” said Trump in a follow-up tweet.
Trump did not disclose specifics of what actions he may take to punish social media platforms for continued censorship attempts.