Does President Trump have a First Amendment right to say what he wants on Twitter?

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Twitter started fact-checking the president’s tweets this week. Credit: Pixabay.

On Tuesday, Twitter used a fact-check label on two of President Trump’s tweets about voting by mail. In response, Trump complained that those fact checks violated his First Amendment rights. Twitter didn’t flag his other tweets promoting a debunked conspiracy theory involving MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. Trump took things a step further today, threatening to regulate Twitter and other social media platforms. That’s something many big tech firms have been trying to avoid. 

Credits

Guest:
Kevin Roose - New York Times and New York Times Magazine - @kevinroose

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Caleigh Wells