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Trump to Sign Executive Order On Social Media Amid Twitter Controversy


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Though Twitter reported that it would NOT delete President Trump's tweet appearing to accuse MSNBC's Joe Scarborough of murder, Twitter decided to "fact check" Trump's tweets.

Specifically, Twitter added WARNING labels to several of Trump's tweets.

The New York Times confirms:

Not long after Twitter added a warning label to two of President Trump’s tweets on Tuesday, his supporters swung into action.

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The right-wing backlash against Twitter built even as some researchers questioned how effective the labels on Mr. Trump’s tweets would be. Some said they were unlikely to sway public opinion about the reliability of Mr. Trump’s statements; others criticized the “get the facts” language that Twitter had added to the posts as vague. Several pointed out that Twitter had not gone as far as removing the posts.

Now, President Trump is fighting back.

The White House announced that on Thursday, May 28, President Trump will sign an executive order regarding social media.

Though the specific details of the executive order have not been publicized, it is expected to include language that stops the bias against conservative voices.

President Trump was able to win in 2016 largely thanks to social media.

Through platforms such as Twitter, President Trump was able to bypass the filter of the traditional media.

However, conservatives have accused social media giants of censoring conservative voices and ranking conservative news outlets lower in the algorithm.

It is expected that the executive order will fight against those biases.

More details on Trump's executive order below:

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