July 29, 2020 / 4:36 PM / in 9 days

Trump threatens to 'bring fairness to big tech' with executive orders

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the news media before departing on Marine One for travel to Midland, Texas from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump threatened to “bring fairness” to major technology companies through issuing executive orders on Wednesday, as the lawmakers were set to tangle with CEOs of four of the largest U.S. tech companies at a congressional hearing.

“If Congress doesn’t bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with Executive Orders. 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 wrote on Twitter, a social media company not represented at the hearing.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert, Editing by Franklin Paul

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