Twitter hits back at Trump's executive order

President Donald Trump signed an order aimed at cracking down on social media sites. ABC News Ines de La Cuetara reports.
2:14 | 05/29/20

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President trump has signed an executive order aimed at cracking down on social media sites for what he calls censorship. It comes after Twitter addict fact checking labels on his tweets ABC's Ann as the look at terra has more. This morning Twitter is hitting back at president Trump's new push to curb the legal protections enjoyed by social media company news. They have a shield. They can do what they want they have a shield and I'm gonna have that shield. The president signing an executive order Thursday targeting a law that says large social media companies can't be sued for much of the content posted by people using their sites Twitter calls the order or reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law. Former vice president Joseph Biden also weighing in. Calling the president's decision and extreme abuse of power. The order comes two days after twitters decision to put fact checking labels on two of the president's tweets about voting by mail including when he declared. There is no way zero that mail in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Overnight trend treated again on the issue rating. Mail in voting will lead to massive fraud in abuse it will also lead to the end of our great Republican Party. According to numerous investigations there's no evidence of widespread voter fraud in America he BC's Jonathan Karl pressed the president on his claims Thursday. But when they send out like in California and millions and millions of ballots to anybody that is breathing. Anybody in California this briefing at some ballot. That's not true you know Gavin Newsom among them governor and his music has not sent ballots out everybody in California they're only going to. Registered voters how many are so many so so what you're what you're tweet. Said was was was not wrong when I was not cracked it was wrong. All of it. The president was then asked why he continues to use Twitter while criticizing the site's policies. And we had a fair press in this country I would do that in a heartbeat is nothing and rather do than get rid of my home Twitter account. It's not clear the president has the power to change liability protection laws without congress even president acknowledges the order will likely be challenged in court. Kenneth and Mona are and that's thank you.

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