President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday "challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet," The Associated Press writes. The move comes after Twitter labeled two of Trump's tweets on mail-in ballots as misleading. Trump claimed Twitter has "unchecked power" in the public sphere and has become biased, suggesting without evidence that social media tries to "edit" and "silence" conservatives. "If it were legal, if [Twitter] could be legally shut down, I would do it, said Trump. The order requests that agencies like the Federal Communications Commission study whether they can place new regulations on the companies, though experts say no change is likely. On Friday, Trump tweeted about ongoing protests in Minneapolis, calling the protesters "thugs" and saying that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Twitter labeled that tweet as "glorifying violence," and made it harder for users to read.
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