* President Trump plans to sign a ‘social media’-focused executive order on Thursday, White House aides told reporters travelling on Air Force One
* They have no details about what the executive order would say, though Trump has been fighting with Twitter ever since the company fact-checked him
* In Wednesday morning tweets, the president said he would regulate or ‘close down’ social media companies he perceived as censoring conservative voices
* On Tuesday, Twitter had flagged two Trump tweets that suggested mail-in voting was more ripe for widespread voter fraud than casting in-person votes
* The president and the GOP have been against governors’ plans to send ballots to every American so they aren’t forced to vote in-person during a pandemic
* While Democrats argue this is the best way to vote for citizens’ safety, Trump has alleged that ballots could be stolen, harvested or created fraudulently
President Trump will sign some sort of ‘social media’-focused executive order on Thursday, White House officials said, amid a rift with Twitter over the company fact-checking his tweets.
Reporters traveling on board Air Force One Wednesday were told by press secretary Kayleigh McEnany that an executive order was coming as soon as Wednesday night, but she wasn’t able to give any details about what it would do.
Communications Director Alyssa Farah later clarified to the group that the president would sign the executive order Thursday instead.
Wednesday marked 100,000 Americans dead of the coronavirus. But the president spent much of his bandwidth on a trip to NASA’s headquarters for an aborted manned spacecraft mission and attacking ‘Social Media Platforms’ – likely for Twitter’s actions.
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WNU Editor: This raises some interesting legal questions. Twitter has enjoyed legal protection because it provides a platform for content. It does not provide content …. that is until now via through its “fact-checking” tool. Here is an easy prediction, no one knows what will be in President Trump’s executive order, but whatever he signs will end up in the courts.