President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday it will be a “big day” for social media companies and “FAIRNESS” as he was expected to issue an executive order aimed at the big tech firms.
Later in the day Wednesday, Trump said that it’s “so ridiculous” for Twitter to make the case that mail-in ballots aren’t subject to fraud.
“How stupid, there are examples, & cases, all over the place. Our election process will become badly tainted & a laughingstock all over the World. Tell that to your hater @yoyoel,” Trump tweeted, tagging Twitter employee Yoel Roth, head of site integrity at the social media company.
White House officials said Wednesday that the president would sign an executive order targeting the the social media companies, but didn’t elaborate on the details.
Earlier Wednesday, Trump threatened to “strongly regulate” social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook or “close them down,” tweeting that Republicans feel that the companies are silencing conservative voices. In a follow-up tweet, he said they must “Clean up your act, NOW!!!!”