Trump blasts social media companies over his followers

Trump sits for interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)

A day after reports detailed Russia’s widespread use of social media to meddle in US politics, President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeated his complaints, without offering evidence, about social media bias against him and accused Twitter of blocking his followers.

On Monday, a pair of reports released by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate said Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election was more widespread than previously thought and aimed at dividing Americans.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia worked to influence the presidential vote in an effort to boost Trump and denigrate his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Russia has denied any meddling.

In recent months, social media companies have worked to remove millions of suspicious accounts in the wake of the misinformation campaigns.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54