Trump denounces 'ALL TALK' and 'NO ACTION' against tech ahead of hearing
The threat carries new weight after this year's social media executive order.
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Only a few minutes after the Big Tech CEO hearing was slated to start, President Donald Trump made sure to offer his input for the committee.
"If Congress doesn't bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with Executive Orders," Trump tweeted. "In Washington, it has been ALL TALK and NO ACTION for years, and the people of our Country are sick and tired of it!"
Trump has threatened to take unilateral action against the top tech companies many times before. But the warning carries fresh gravity on the heels of the White House's social media executive order, which took on the tech industry's legal liability protections.
Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.