Trump threatens to close down social media after ‘false tweets’ tagged May 28, 2020 0 1050 12345 AFPWashingtonUS President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shutter social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets, prompting the enraged Republican to double down on unsubstantiated claims and conspiracy theories.Twitter tagged just two of Trump’s tweets in which he’d claimed that more mail-in voting would lead to what he called a “Rigged Election” this November.There is no evidence that attempts are being made to rig the election and under the tweets Twitter posted a link which read “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” For years, Twitter has been accused of ignoring the president’s breaking of platform rules with his daily, often hourly barrages of personal insults and inaccurate information sent to more than 80 million followers.But Twitter’s slap on the wrist was enough to drive Trump into an early Wednesday morning meltdown -- on Twitter -- in which he claimed that the right-wing in the United States is being censored.“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 said.He dived right back into his narrative that an increase in mail-in ballots -- seen in some states as vital for allowing people to avoid crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic -- will undermine the election.“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!!!!” he wrote. RELATED ARTICLES Virus hammers Latin America as Brazil nears 400,000 cases May 28, 2020 0 2140 We are still at the beginning of the pandemic: Germany’s Merkel May 28, 2020 0 680 SpaceX crewed mission postponed due to bad weather May 28, 2020 0 1060 Sweden expresses dismay over grants in EU recovery plan STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven expressed disappointment on Wednesday over the high level of grants proposed in the European Union’s post-virus recovery fund. The proposed package consists of 500 .. Cyprus to pay medical bill if tourists catch virus NICOSIA: Cyprus hopes to attract tourists after its coronavirus lockdown by paying the medical costs of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 while holidaying on the island, officials said on Wednesday. The plan was .. Poland to allow larger gatherings, no masks outdoors WARSAW: Poland will allow public gatherings of up to 150 people and no longer require residents to cover their mouth and nose in open spaces as of Saturday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Wednesday as the .. Twenty-six held over migrant lorry tragedy in Britain BRUSSELS: Police in Belgium and France have arrested 26 suspected people smugglers over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year. The migrants -- 31 men and eight women -- were .. Do not prescribe hydroxychloroquine for COVID: France AFP Paris The French government said on Wednesday that doctors should no longer prescribe hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, an unproven and potentially harmful treatment for the disease nonetheless .. Spain govt under fire over Women’s Day March on eve of outbreak AFP Madrid Spain’s left-wing government was facing growing pressure on Wednesday after a damning report emerged criticising its decision to permit a huge March 8 rally in Madrid as the epidemic gathered pace. Spain has .. Peru reports record daily surge in virus cases LIMA: Peru on Tuesday recorded nearly 5,800 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest 24-hour surge, bringing the number of people infected in the country to almost 130,000, the health ministry said. The health ministry .. Moscow to ease lockdown from Monday as pandemic stabilises AFP Moscow Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Wednesday announced an easing of the Russian capital’s lockdown starting June 1 after the Kremlin said the coronavirus pandemic had passed its peak in the country. “Today we can ..