Twitter Fires Back at Trump’s ‘Reactionary and Politicized’ Executive Order: Threatens ‘Future of Online Speech and Internet Freedoms’

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Twitter fired back at President Donald Trump on Thursday night, just hours after the White House revealed a new executive order that institutes additional scrutiny on social networking sites and their policing of content, including false claims and political messaging.

On its own site, Twitter’s Public Policy account released a scathing critique of Trump’s policy response, which was a direct response to his being publicly flagged for posting false claims bout mail-in voting in California earlier in the week. During an Oval Office press briefing about the executive order, Trump said he might explore whether or not the federal government could shut down Twitter, a “shocking” threat that drew
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