President Trump signs executive order on social media

President Donald Trump holds up a copy of the New York Post as speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 4:20 PM PT — Thursday, May 28, 2020

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order to allow federal regulators to punish social media companies for the way they police online content. The order called for clarifying Section 2(30) of the Federal Communications Act.

“This will be a big day for social media and fairness,” the president announced on Twitter prior to signing the order.

This section has provided immunity to websites that moderate their own platforms, shielding them from lawsuits.

President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The president accused Twitter of “stifling free speech” after a fact-check prompt appeared under his tweets, which alleged fraud in mail-in voting.

The FTC and FCC have yet to respond to the president’s order.

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