President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order cracking down on “censorship” by social media sites, a move widely seen by critics as retaliation against Twitter’s decision to slap fact-checking labels on the president’s tweets.
Without congressional action, however, there are limits to what Trump can do with the executive order. The president said Thursday that he would indeed pursue legislation in addition to the order.
Attorney General William Barr, who also attended the signing, said the Justice Department would also seek to sue social media companies.
If President Trump doesn’t like Twitter, he can do everyone a favor and stop tweeting.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 28, 2020
Why is Twitter allowing death threats against Trump but not facts about voter fraud?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 27, 2020