Trump calls Twitter 'ridiculous' for fact-checking his tweets about voting

Executive Order draft reveals Trump's plan for revenge against Twitter and other platforms

"We're here today to defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers", Mr. Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office with Attorney General William P. Barr at his side.

"There are important reasons to restructure the law to make the web more open and free, but this executive order is a distraction". "Instead the president is encouraging Facebook and other social media giants to continue to exploit and profit off falsehoods with total impunity-while at the same time directing the federal government to dismantle efforts to help users distinguish fact from fiction".

Facebook and Alphabet's Google declined comment. "That law spares tech companies from being held liable for the comments, videos and other content posted by users on their platforms". Even if upheld by regulators and federal courts, it was not clear how that could affect the company's effort to fact-check Mr. Trump's tweets.

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny. "That's ultimately what I think a lot of people are moving toward".

On Twitter's web site yesterday, company CEO Jack Dorsey wrote that Trump's tweets about mail-in ballots "may mislead people into thinking they don't need to register to get a ballot".

White House officials complained that Twitter did not originally append fact checks to China Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lijan Zhao, who without evidence wrote that "it might be" the US military that brought the coronavirus to China. In a third tweet he threatened "big action" against Twitter.

The tags, at the base of the tweets originally posted in March, are marked with an exclamation point inside a circle and follow with text that reads "Get the facts about Covid-19".

Mr. Biden is isolated on the issue from most of his party, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

After being fact-checked by Twitter President Trump has gone on the rampage against social media companies- Executive Order draft reveals Trump's plan for revenge against Twitter and other platforms
After being fact-checked by Twitter President Trump has gone on the rampage against social media companies

His administration has shelved a proposed executive order empowering the Federal Communications Commission to regulate technology companies, citing concerns it wouldn't pass legal muster.

"They've had unchecked power to censure, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter virtually any form of communication between private citizens or large public audiences", Trump said before signing the order.

"Facebook, all of them, they're all about making money", she said.

Twitter has banned political advertising since last November.

"If President Trump doesn't like Twitter, he can do everyone a favor and stop tweeting", the Democratic senator tweeted. Fact-checking his falsehoods about mail-in ballots would be one example. The Twitter label alerted viewers that the image was "manipulated media". You have that model and then you have the [Twitter boss Jack] Dorsey model, which is completely incoherent in the way it's deployed and not fact-checking Chinese propaganda until minutes ago but fact-checking the president in a way that is untruthful, ' she said. In 2018 congressional testimony, Dorsey said there were technical explanations for cases of alleged bias raised by Republican lawmakers.

"We have a different policy than Twitter on this", Zuckerberg said, adding "I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn't be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online, ..."

In an interview with Fox News Channel on Wednesday, Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said censoring a platform would not be the "right reflex" for a government anxious about censorship.

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