President of the United States: If I could shut down Twitter, I would

It’s been said that the best remedy to speech some may deem offensive is more speech, not less.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media platforms and the broad legal protections of those sites against what users may post.

Trump said the move is about free speech and protecting free speech. Trump’s executive order also comes just days after Twitter added a fact check to two of his tweets about California, saying officials were sending anyone and everyone in the state a ballot.

Speaking from the White House after signing the EO, Trump said that while he’s upset with Twitter, he has no plans to leave the site. He also said that if he, as President of the United States, could shut down the private company, he would do so.

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