Mumbai: United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to strip the social media giants by increasing the government’s ability to monitor the media platforms.
Trump provided a reason for his move alleging that the media has ‘unchecked powers’. He told the reporters that big tech firms “have had unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter any form of communication between private citizens or large public audiences.”
“We can’t let this continue to happen,” Trump added.
If enforced, it would give powers to the government to take legal actions against tech firms for the way they police their contents.
The order comes two days later when Twitter labeled Trump’s tweet as ‘potentially misleading’.
The order would direct an agency within the commerce department to file a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clarify the scope of Section 230.