The White House says US President Donald Trump will sign an Executive Order on social media companies shortly.
A spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany confirmed this on Wednesday to reporters aboard Air Force One, travelling with the president from Florida to Washington DC, Reuters reported.
The confirmation is coming a day after Twitter labelled Trump’s legitimate concerns about voter fraud in California as fake statements that needed to be fact-checked.
Trump in turn accused Twitter of seeking to “interfere” in the 2020 Presidential Election by silencing conservative voices under the guise of a supposedly neutral “fact-checking” policy.
He vowed to regulate or close down any social media company found to be silencing conservative voices.
Meanwhile, some Americans criticised Twitter for attaching warning tags to the president’s tweets, saying it was crossing the line between a free speech outlet and an editorial platform.
They were reacting to the social media giant’s attempt to explain its action about the warning tags.
Twitter Safety wrote, “We added a label to two @realDonaldTrump Tweets about California’s vote-by-mail plans as part of our efforts to enforce our civic integrity policy. We believe those Tweets could confuse voters about what they need to do to receive a ballot and participate in the election process.
“We also wanted to provide additional context and conversation with regard to voter fraud and mail-in ballots. We have a range of remediations, and in some cases we add labels that link to more context.”
Reacting to the tweets, Ron Coleman wrote, “This is the most misleading and confusing tweet I’ve seen all day.”
Ali Tabai also wrote, “Twitter is so biased in every aspect and is been unfair to @realDonaldTrump. When you type trump , “ T “ doesn’t change to capital T automatically, but if you type Biden or Hillary , the first word changes to capital automatically.”