President Donald Trump is going to sign an executive order later today addressing social media platforms, and specifically censorship of conservatives, according to CNN.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, while unable to hint at what the exact content of the executive order would be, said that the order would constitute one of the biggest steps taken in the fight against Big Tech censorship.
The move comes after Twitter performed its first-ever act of censorship against President Trump’s Twitter account, putting a “fact-check” notice beneath two of his tweets about how mail-in ballots can lead to voter fraud. Despite overwhelming evidence that such practices can and do lead to widespread voter fraud, Twitter’s left-wing sources asserted that President Trump’s claim is false.
As a result of its actions, Twitter is now facing widespread criticism, ranging from attempted election interference, to finally providing an editorial addition to someone else’s content; the latter case would technically make Twitter susceptible to having its status as a neutral platform challenged, and instead be labeled as a publisher, which would allow it to be more heavily-regulated.
Former 2016 Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller, who currently cohosts the podcast “War Room” with former campaign manager and Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon, noted that President Trump’s use of Twitter is “one of his super powers,” since it “gave him unvarnished access to the American people and his supporters,” and allowed him to “bypass the artificial conversation created by the mainstream media.”