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Trump punishment: signs executive order on Social Media over allegations of political bias

Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices. Twitter continued fact-checking posts even after the President threatens

Following a dispute with Twitter on Tuesday US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday. It is unclear how Trump could shutting down privately-owned companies.

Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that….

Trump aggressively respond to a warning posted for the first time, in which Twitter instructed readers to fact-check Trump’s tweets about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Trump’s tweets “may mislead people into thinking they don’t need to register to get a ballot.”

The social media also added that Trump’s tweets infringing the company’s “civic integrity policy,” and continued fact-checking his posts even as Trump’s threatens to limit protections for media tech companies.

Wall street responds to the Trump threat. Shares of both Twitter and Facebook fell on Wednesday.

On Wednesday a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against media tech companies Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple. A conservative group and right-wing YouTube personality have accused them of conspiring to suppress conservative political views.

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