Trump threatens social media outlets with regulation, closure after fact check added to tweet

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President Trump on Wednesday morning ratcheted up his feud with social media platforms, threatening to "close them down" a day after Twitter fact-checked a pair of the president's tweets on mail-in voting. 

"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," Trump tweeted on Wednesday. "We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016."

The president's comments come a day after he accused Twitter of “stifling FREE SPEECH."

The move by the social media giant to fact-check the president was a first for the platform, which has received a growing amount of flak about how it deals with misinformation and false statements on its website.