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Trump signs executive order targeting social media

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:52 AM, 29 May 2020  

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US President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order targeting social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. He has signed an order to firmly control social media giants.

Earlier, the US president threatened to shut down social media that did not support his agenda.

For the first time, Twitter added a fact check tag to two of Trump’s recent tweets. In those two tweets on Tuesday, the US president wrote that there would be an opportunity for rigging in the ballot sent by mail. Twitter authorities later wrote under the two tweets, find out the exact information about the ballot sent by mail. By clicking on that, users go to the fact check page and there they can read the news or registration that refutes Trump’s statement.

Trump did not take such a decision of the Twitter authorities well. The next day he threatened to shut down social media. Although he could not implement it, the US President raised a storm of controversy by signing the executive order.

However, Facebook, Twitter, and Google have not yet commented on the US President’s executive order on social media.

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