US President Donald Trump said that social media platforms "totally silence conservative voices" and hence they would be "strongly regulated or closed down".
Twitter's first use of a label on Mr. Trump's tweets comes as platforms gear up to combat misinformation around the US presidential election. Twitter has declined to do so, and has instead indicated that it plans to place a warning label on future tweets from Trump that refer to conspiracy theories around Klausutis' death.
The president's order, which could still be modified before it is signed, aims to modify the scope of the Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law that protects internet companies from liability for content posted by users.
"An executive order that would turn the FCC into the president's speech police is not the answer", she said.
Two administration officials outlined the draft order on the condition of anonymity because it was still being finalized Thursday morning. But a draft was circulating on Twitter - where else?
"The president's executive order does nothing to address big internet companies' complete failure to fight the spread of disinformation", Mrs. Pelosi said in a statement.
"Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and that's me".
Twitter on Tuesday had appended fact-checking labels for the first time to two of Trump's tweets about mail-in ballots, refuting their accuracy.
Excoriating the platforms for what he and many others believe to be editorial bias, the president added that US Attorney General William Barr will also be tasked with working with states to enforce legal restrictions on social media firms. That's pretty egregious. And Twitter needs to answer for this and for their behavior, ' she said.
The latest target is Yoel Roth, Twitter's head of site integrity. Ron Wyden, have repeatedly said their intent behind the law was to ensure tech platforms can not be sued over their handling of most user content. He is "desperately trying to steal for himself the power of the courts and Congress". In a first, the company issued an advisory on Wednesday to check the facts on Trump's tweets.
"The irony that is lost here is that if these protections were to go away social media services would be far more aggressive in moderating content and terminating accounts", Schruers said. While Dorsey has doubled down on fact-checking tweets, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, has distanced his social network from that effort.
Republicans have alleged that Twitter and Facebook are politically biased in the way they display posts and block certain material deemed offensive, and objected to Twitter's decision to ban certain political advertising.
Despite Schumer's swipe at Trump's Twitter usage, other Democratic leaders have criticized social media outlets and their handling of information posted to their platforms.
Such changes could expose tech companies to more lawsuits or significantly increase their costs. But in this case, the company has chose to merely fact-check Trump with a disclaimer because Twitter has a policy of protecting tweets from world leaders when the information is found to be "newsworthy and in the legitimate public interest". Google pushed back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't so: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment". Mitt Romney, urged Mr. Trump to drop the attack, which hasn't been marked with a fact-check by the social media company.
Meanwhile, the companies are gearing up to combat misinformation around the November elections.
"Twitter is completely stifling Free Speech, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!" he said on Twitter. "And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make", Mr Dorsey tweeted.
"The tweets in question contain potentially misleading and harmful content about COVID-19 and have been labeled to provide additional context to the public".
Twitter has come under fire among conservatives over its perceived bias against Donald Trump.