President Trump is in the process of issuing an executive order against social media companies. This legislation comes after Trump criticized Twitter for flagging two of his tweets on Tuesday.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany revealed the plan during a press pool aboard Air Force One. According to CBS News, the Executive Order will curtail legal protections of social media companies. The legislation is still in the preliminary stages and could change in scope and scale as it moves through the process.
Trump has always been at odds with social media companies despite his heavy usage of the platform on a regular basis. Twitter drew it’s last straw with Trump on Tuesday when two of his tweets about mail-in ballots were flagged for misleading information.
The President with no evidence has railed against the idea of mail-in ballots claiming that it would result in mass voter fraud that would benefit the democratic party.
The tweet was flagged with a “get the facts” link that takes users to an article about “unsubstantiated claims” made by the president. Trump was triggered by the label and went after the social media platform in a series of tweets calling the flag a violation of the first amendment.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the President’s attacks telling the POTUS “we’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.”