U.S. President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on social media on Thursday, local time,media reported. The expected move came after Twitter tagged Trump’s tweets as “fact-checking.”
The specifics of the executive order have not been released.
Earlier Wednesday local time, Mr. Trump tweeted that Twitter “has now proved that everything we say about them (and their fellow citizens) is right” and that “major actions” will follow. While he did not specify what action would be taken, White House reporters from The New York Times, PBS and CNN all said on Twitter Wednesday that the president would sign an executive order on social media tomorrow (Thursday).
Mr. Trump’s expected action underscores the rising tensions between some of the world’s largest social media companies and Conservatives in the United States in efforts to combat false information. Twitter and other social media companies have repeatedly denied the allegations that they have silenced conservatives.