Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (Jack Dorsey) today expressed his support for Twitter decision to conduct factual verification of two "tweets "(Twitter news) by US President Donald Trump (Trump), even though the decision drew strong criticism from Trump and his allies.
For the first time on Tuesday, the Twitter "acted" on Trump, putting a series of his "tweets" on a warning label that should be "fact-checked ". On Wednesday, Trump responded by claiming to regulate or close social media companies. Then there are reports that Trump will sign an executive order today to overhaul these social platforms.
In response, twitter CEO Dorsey said today that he supports the company's decision. Dorsey said Trump's "tweets" could mislead people into thinking they don't need to register to get votes. In fact, only registered voters receive votes.
Affected by the epidemic, several states in the United States, including California, recently announced that measures will be taken to expand the postal vote in the presidential election at the end of the year to ensure the safety of voters. On Tuesday, trump sent two "tweets" attacking the postal voting method, believing that the Democratic Party would use it to "cheat voters".
Hours later, Trump's tweets were labeled "fact checking" by twitter, which identified Trump's unsubstantiated claims that mailing votes would lead to voter fraud.
Dorsey's announcement comes shortly after the White House announced that trump would sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday.
According to the draft executive order, trump will order a reassessment of a law designed to protect companies such as twitter, Facebook and Google, which has protected social media companies from liability for content posted by users, under section 230 of the communications decision act.
Analysts say such changes could expose technology companies to more lawsuits. "It's going to be a big day for social media and fairness," trump said on twitter today about the executive order