Wikipedia founder: Social media crackdown on Trump came too little, too late

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said social media giants Twitter and Facebook were too slow to crack down on President Trump.

Silicon Valley faces criticism for its deplatforming of the president, which was preceded by months of warning labels about misinformation related to election fraud claims.

Claiming both platforms have consistently “struggled with misinformation, disinformation” from the president, Wales argued that regulators should have acted sooner than the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“With Donald Trump, they did a poor job of dealing with him for a very, very long time,” Wales told France’s Agence France-Presse.
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