27 May 2020

Trump threatens to ‘close down’ Twitter after it marks tweet with factcheck warning

President Trump has threatened to “close down” the social media platform Twitter – after it flagged up two of his posts for fact checking – linking to an article describing Mr Trump’s claims about postal ballot fraud as “unsubstantiated”.

The President did not waste any time in hitting back, accusing Twitter of stifling free speech and warning vaguely of “big action to follow”. Inigo Gilmore reports.