/Trump threatens to close down social media platforms after Twitter fact checks claims on mail-in voting fraud

Trump threatens to close down social media platforms after Twitter fact checks claims on mail-in voting fraud

He claims social media is trying to “totally silence conservatives.”

President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning threatened that Republicans will try to close down social media platforms after Twitter, for the first time, added a fact check to his tweets, specifically ones concerning his unsubstantiated claims about mail-in voting fraud.

Trump said, in a tweet not naming any platforms, that “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservative voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.”

On Tuesday evening, responding to Trump’s complaints about Twitter’s move, Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley tweeted a similar threat.

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ABC News’ Trish Turner and Will Steakin contributed to this report.