Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that targeted social media companies after threatening to “tightly regulate” or “shut down” platforms after Twitter checked two of his tweets and made false statements about the extent of the Election fraud in the United States.
The president was incandescent on Wednesday after Twitter questioned his false allegations by directing readers to a topic page where they could learn “the facts” about the topic and wildly accusing the company in a tweet, Suppressing “FREE SPEECH” undermined his reasoning even though social media platforms made similar efforts to combat misinformation about campaigns before the US election.
His quest for a personal complaint came when the U.S. reached the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, a moment that the president – until the next day – did not recognize and in which democratic challenger Joe Biden took pity on the Americans and said : “This nation mourns for you. ”
In contrast, the President’s son, Eric Trump, declared it a “BIG DAY for the DOW”.
White House spokesman Kayleigh McEnany, meanwhile, refused to say whether the president should ever be reviewed, saying instead that “the president’s intent is always to provide truthful information to the American people,” despite countless false claims and other misleading statements. and offline.
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said the president’s order was merely a “distraction” to disguise the fact that the “administration to test, treat, and isolate people” had failed against the corona virus.
“Everything he does is a distraction from the problem at hand,” she continued. “People are dying. Rome is on fire and the next thing he said about all the people they want to talk about is success for him. I will not go there.”
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