Trump to ‘sign executive order about social media’
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive charge aim at social media companies, the White House has said.
This comes after he jeopardize to shut down social media platforms he indicted of suffocating conservative voices.
The new dispute comes about after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time.
The order’s details have not been put forward and it is vague on what managerial steps the president can take without new laws put forward by Congress.
‘White House officials gave no further information on what is expected in the executive order which is set to be signed on Thursday.’
*Before leaving Washington for Florida to watch a space launch that was postponed due to bad weather, Mr Trump again accused Twitter and other social media of bias, without offering evidence.*
Mr Trump also continued his claims of social media platforms on Twitter, ending a tweet with: “Now they are going absolutely CRAZY. Stay Tuned!!!”
The long in passing conflict between Mr Trump and social media companies blazedup again on Tuesday when one of his posts was given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time.
He had tweeted, without providing proofs: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.”
Twitter added a caution label to the post and linked to a page which make it clear that the claims as “unsubstantiated”.
On Wednesday Mr Trump peril to “strongly regulate” or even “close down” social media platforms.
He tweeted to his more than 80 million followers online that Republicans felt the platforms “totally silence conservatives” and that he would not allow this to happen. In an earlier tweet, he said that Twitter was “completely stifling free speech”.
Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey retort to unknown claims of the platform’s fact-checking policies in a series of posts, saying: “We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally.”