Trump to Sign Executive Order Thursday on Social Media Censorship – Will He Achieve Anything?

I do not believe he is going to do anything.

Fox News:

President Trump will sign an executive order on social media on Thursday, the White House said.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday she could not get ahead of the president to explain the purpose and intent of the order, but confirmed it would be coming then.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump warned social media giants that the federal government could “strongly regulate” or “close them down” if they continue to “silence conservative voices,” amid his flaring battle with Twitter after the platform fact-checked one of his tweets for the first time this week.

At any point he could have just fixed this situation by declaring social media giants as “common carriers,” and he hasn’t done that.

There is zero reason to believe that what he does today will be effective at all. Other than simply solving the problem, there is nothing he can do. There is no way to do this halfway. The First Amendment has to apply to the internet. Or not.

This situation never ends and is exhausting. I wish Twitter would just ban Trump and be done with it so we could just stop talking about this like there is some kind of happy medium that can be reached between “multinational corporations have total ability to decide what people are allowed to say on the internet” and “free speech exists.”

Free speech does not exist in America, it is a hoax, and it would be better if people knew that.