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US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media firms on Thursday, the White House has said.

It comes after he threatened to shut down social media platforms he accused of stifling conservative voices.

The latest dispute flared on Tuesday after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time.

The order's details have not been shared and it is unclear what regulatory steps the president can take without new laws passed by Congress.

The White House officials gave no further information when questioned by reporters who were travelling with Mr Trump on Air Force One on Wednesday.

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 criticism of social media platforms on Twitter, ending a tweet with: "Now they are going absolutely CRAZY. Stay Tuned!!!"

View: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1265819308699070464


The long-running dispute between Mr Trump and social media companies flared up 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 evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent."

Twitter added a warning label to the post and linked to a page that described the claims as "unsubstantiated".

On Wednesday Mr Trump threatened to "strongly regulate" or even "close down" social media platforms.

He tweeted to his more than 80 million followers 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 responded to criticism 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."

View: https://twitter.com/jack/status/1265837138114830336


Mr Trump wrote a similar post on Facebook post about mail-in ballots on Tuesday, and no such warnings were applied.

In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said censoring a social media platform would not be the "right reflex" for a government concerned about censorship. Fox said it would play its full interview with Mr Zuckerberg on Thursday.

Twitter has tightened its policies in recent years as it faced criticism that its hands-off approach was helping fake accounts and misinformation to thrive.

Some of America's biggest technology companies have also been accused of anti-competitive practices and violating their user's privacy. Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon face antitrust probes by federal and state authorities and a US congressional panel.

Shares in both Twitter and Facebook fell in Wednesday's trading session in New York.

Facebook, Twitter and Google did not immediately reply to requests from the BBC for comment.

 

RaginCajun

Sharing My Heart And My Part
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What a crazy time we live in- The president wants to deregulate what companies can dump in our water and do in our national parks and then on the other hand wants to regulate social media because they fact checked him.
 

Too swole to control

I’ll fight anyone on here except Sex Chicken
Oct 28, 2015
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I’ll say it again.. Trump ain’t going to do shit. All smoke and mirrors to distract from the death toll milestone.
The inflated death toll from forcing covid positive seniors back into nursing homes? Also marking down anyone suspected of Covid as a covid death? And getting caught adding dead people that don't even exist?

 

Fingers

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Nov 14, 2019
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So Americans are up in arms and demand the right to be lied to.

Utterly brainwashed and broken.
 
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MartyLife

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Feb 7, 2020
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If he only he complied with telling the truth, the Twitter gods wouldn't be stepping on his neck.

Namaste
 

The Bad Guy

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Jan 11, 2016
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The inflated death toll from forcing covid positive seniors back into nursing homes? Also marking down anyone suspected of Covid as a covid death? And getting caught adding dead people that don't even exist?

It is being reported pneumonia deaths have ‘spiked’ in numerous states. If anything certain states are under reporting the covid deaths.
 

Jesus X

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Sep 7, 2015
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What a crazy time we live in- The president wants to deregulate what companies can dump in our water and do in our national parks and then on the other hand wants to regulate social media because they fact checked him.
he also wants asbestos back in buildings lol
 

Le Chat Noir

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Jan 28, 2020
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Is this the thread where libtards pretend social media companies haven't been censoring conservatives and doing nothing about lying leftists?



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nuraknu

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So I heard there was a leaked draft but no one has posted the actual text of it?

Has anyone heard there might be something in it that would apply to this forum?