Stocks fell in early trading on Friday, extending losses from Thursday’s session as investors eyed renewed tensions between the U.S. and China.
Shares of Twitter also added to losses, after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at limiting legal protections federal laws offer social media platforms, following a public spat with the site over its decision to fact-check one of Trump’s assertions. The fight intensified on Friday after Twitter flagged one of the president’s posts as potentially inciting violence — causing him to lash out anew, accusing the platform of siding with China and his Democratic opponents.
Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
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