(CMR) President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at tackling “censorship” by tech companies like Twitter.
If enacted social media companies would become open to lawsuits and increased government regulation.
According to Attorney General William Barr, who also attended the signing, the Justice Department would seek to sue social media companies.
The order’s details have not been shared and it is unclear what regulatory steps the president can take without new laws passed by Congress.
Trump further said that he would indeed pursue legislation in addition to the order.
The executive order comes two days after the social media platform, Twitter, flagged some of his tweets adding warning links inviting readers to “get the facts.”