Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies

By Brian Fung, Ryan Nobles and Kevin Liptak, CNN

Updated 8:44 AM ET, Thu May 28, 2020

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”

The draft executive order being prepared by the Trump administration seeks to curtail the power of large social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook by attempting to reinterpret a critical 1996 law that shields websites and tech companies from lawsuits.

It marks a dramatic escalation by Trump in his war with tech companies as they struggle with the growing problem of misinformation on social media. The President has regularly accused sites of censoring conservative speech.

But the order could quickly find itself in a thicket of legal and constitutional questions as the White House tests the boundaries of its authority.

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