This morning President Trump tweeted about the possibility of strongly regulating or even shutting down social media platforms which attempt to “silence conservative voices.” Those tweets didn’t specify any particular site but were generally seen as a reaction to the fact that Twitter added some fact-checks to some of Trump’s tweets. In fact, a few hours later, the president did single out Twitter for criticism. His tweet ended “Big action to follow!”
Twitter has now shown that everything we have been saying about them (and their other compatriots) is correct. Big action to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020
This afternoon, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Air Force One that the big action was in fact about to happen in the form of an executive order aimed at social media companies.