After years of closely monitoring the situation, Trump has finally decided to act on social media bias targeting conservatives, after Twitter added a “fact-check” label to one of his tweets for the first time ever. As of the writing of this article, the labels were still up.
In a press conference this afternoon at the oval office, Trump signed an executive order ordering the FCC to rework section 230, which gives social media companies immunity from the content on their sites as platforms rather than publishers. Trump cited several examples of the companies acting as 'editors' rather than a neutral platform before taking questions from the press.
Trump also mentioned that bipartisan legislation targeting social media will be revealed soon. When asked if he plans to shut down Twitter entirely, Trump said he would look into a legal way of doing it. He also said that he would leave the platform 'in a heartbeat' if the news media had been covering him fairly.
It's always nice to see Trump act on something he promised to do for so long, but it's also important now more than ever in an election year when tech executives explicitly announced their intent to meddle in it and try to get the people to think and vote 'the right way'. Trump's order and any new regulations will be challenged in court by the liberals as usual, but it will be interesting to see what legislation will be passed on the state and federal levels, more interesting than watching monkeys act like monkeys.