According to reports from CNET that he was “manipulated” in the US presidential election in the past few weeks, trump has been criticized by the media in the past few weeks. He also claims that even if states in the United States are prepared to expand the scope of postal voting because of the new crown epidemic, postal voting is unreliable. According to the New York Times on Friday, < / P > < p > < p >, citing people familiar with the matter, the New York Times reported that Facebook had begun to develop contingency plans to prevent trump from questioning the legitimacy of the election through social network content, who asked not to be named. Facebook is also considering how it would respond if trump used the site to suggest that the post office lost votes or “other groups” intervened in the election. According to the New York Times, Facebook has provided users with a way to reduce the number of political ads they see, and has discussed turning off the “death switch” for political ads after election day. < / P > < p > Facebook declined to comment, and Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Samantha zager, a spokesman for the trump campaign, said in a statement that “technology giants” were trying to block the president. < / P > < p > “Facebook is a social media site – not an arbiter of election results, and their preemptive statement that they would shut president trump after the election, while ignoring people trying to push our electoral system into chaos by one hand, confirms their prejudice against the president,” she said. < / P > < p > Google and twitter confirmed to the New York Times that they were preparing for election day, but they did not elaborate on the plans they were considering. The white house told the paper that trump was working to ensure the security and integrity of the election. A twitter spokesman said the company worked with peers in government, civil society and social networks “to better identify, understand and mitigate threats to public dialogue, both before and after the election.”. < p > < p > according to buzzfeed news in early August, Facebook employees were worried that trump would challenge the election results. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told the times that the social network is considering new rules to address premature claims of victory during the election and other claims about election results. The company also plans to educate users that “it is likely” that it will take “days or weeks” to count votes, “which is nothing wrong or illegal,” Zuckerberg said. < / P > < p > the moves are reported to have taken place amid increased tensions between the White House and its critics. Since winning in 2016, trump has questioned the legitimacy of the election results, claiming without evidence that millions of fake votes had been cast for his opponent. Now, with more than two months to go before the election, trump is attacking postal ballots without evidence, even though he uses them himself. Trump’s critics, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, say trump is trying to sow discord and chaos before the election. “This president and those in power – those who benefit from maintaining the status quo – are counting on your cynicism,” Obama said in a speech at the National Convention on Wednesday. “They want to make it as difficult for you to vote as much as possible and to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter.” < / P > < p > the preparations for Facebook, twitter and Google come at a time when the three companies are under pressure, and they need to do more to combat false information on their platforms. < / P > < p > twitter and Facebook have different approaches in dealing with the misrepresentation of politicians, including trump. In May, twitter added a label to trump’s tweet after he lied that mailing votes would be “substantially fraudulent” because it contained “potentially misleading information about the voting process.”. He also lied that California would send postal ballots to “anyone who lives in the state,” and that only registered voters could get them. By clicking on the tag, Twitter users are directed to a page that explains that fact checkers say there is no evidence that mailing ballots is related to voter fraud. Facebook, on the other hand, did not send trump and other politicians’ posts to its third-party fact checking agency. Instead, the company has started tagging posts about voting and guiding users to an online center that includes voting information from authoritative sources. In response, trump said social media companies needed to be more regulated to counter what he called censorship. The president signed an executive order in May to reduce the legal protection that protects Facebook, twitter and other online companies from liability for content posted by their users. The center for democracy and technology sued the trump administration, saying the order violated the first amendment to protection. Facebook, twitter and others have repeatedly refuted censorship.