Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey disagree on fact checking the president

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey disagree on fact checking the president

Twitter had tagged two of Mr Trump's tweets in which he claimed that more mail-in voting would lead to what he called a "rigged election" this November.

However, the president cannot unilaterally regulate or close the companies, and any effort would likely require action by Congress.

He called the order "mostly smoke and mirrors" that would likely have little effect legally.

The constitution "clearly prohibits the president from taking any action to stop Twitter from pointing out his blatant lies about voting by mail", she said. The executive order may come as early as Thursday. But a draft was circulating on Twitter - where else?

Jarzombek's offer contrasts with Germany's frequently testy relationship with USA social media giants, which face fines of up to 50 million euros ($55 million) if they fail to quickly remove hateful content from their sites.

Mr Trump's threat is his strongest yet within a broader conservative backlash against Big Tech. "We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen", he said.

That involved a pair of tweets from Trump that said mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud.

The policy document on Twitter's website says people may not use its services for manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.

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In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Jack Dorsey, Twitter's chief executive, also said he would not back down from the fact-checking effort. We'll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally.

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to compel social media companies to operate without political bias, saying platforms such as Twitter are a monopoly with "unchecked power". Prominent Republicans, including Rep. Liz Cheney and Sen.

Last year, Trump again blasted social media companies after Facebook banned a slew of extremist figures including conspiracy peddler Alex Jones from its site and from Instagram.

Facebook exempts posts and ads from politicians from its fact-checking program and has declined to limit political ad targeting like some other platforms. To make sure they do their jobs fairly, those agencies report to Congress, not to the White House or to any one president.

The president's critics, meanwhile, have scolded the platforms for allowing him to put forth false or misleading information that could confuse voters. "Stay Tuned!" Here is what is particularly frightening about Trump and his tweets - People close to the president are of the opinion that he genuinely believes numerous more conspiratorial things he tweets - including debunked theories about his predecessor. "We have a great startup and tech ecosystem, your company would be a flawless fit and I will open any doors for you!"

"In a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression, we can not allow a limited number of online platforms to hand-pick the speech that Americans may access and convey online", the draft order obtained by The Post reads. Even if upheld by regulators and federal courts, it was not clear how that could affect the company's effort to fact-check Mr. Trump's tweets. Twitter said it would not fact-check these tweets, because they did not violate its policies, and would not remove them despite a request from the staffer's widower. Twitter has since added the fact-check link to his tweets.

In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said censoring a social media platform would not be the "right reflex" for a government concerned about censorship. You have FaceBook and you have Twitter and you - you have [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg, who said it's not my job to be the arbiter of truth.

Meanwhile, Republicans were turning their fire on one of the Twitter executives responsible for adding the fact-checks: Yoel Roth, head of site integrity. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. "It's time for those in Washington to speak up for the First Amendment".

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