is signing an executive order Thursday aimed at social media companies, a White House official said.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that the president is signing the order “pertaining to social media,” but she could not provide details.
The president has criticized Twitter this week for posting, for the first time, fact-checking items to his tweets about mail-in voting.
Later Wednesday night, the president tweeted, “Big Tech is doing everything in their very considerable power to censor in advance of the 2020 Election. If that happens, we no longer have our freedom. I will never let it happen! They tried hard in 2016, and lost. Now they are going absolutely crazy. Stay Tuned!!!”
’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani said Wednesday that Twitter engaged in “predatory practice” when it marked Mr. Trump
’s tweets with fact-checking labels.
“There’s no question that Twitter, YouTube, Facebook
engage in their own censorship,” Mr. Giuliani said on his 77 WABC radio show. “They are biased, they are prejudiced, they only want one point of view. And they’ve been doing it now for two or three years and getting away with it.”
He added, “It is time that we rethink our laws in light of the modern way in which we communicate. It’s time to bring some test cases against [Twitter]. “
Earlier Wednesday, Mr. Trump
tweeted, “Twitter has now shown that everything we have been saying about them (and their other compatriots) is correct. Big action to follow!”
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