Trump administration to ban ‘disparaging and offensive’ tweets in wake of Harvey crisis

President Donald Trump is set to order the Federal Communications Commission to ban Twitter from using its popular “tweets to communicate with consumers about federal programs, policies, or services.”

The order is part of a wider effort to combat what the White House calls the “disparagement and offensive” tweet that was used to attack the Houston relief efforts.

Twitter said it is reviewing the order and will consider its options in the coming weeks.

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down a Texas law that would have required Twitter to remove the tweets from its service.

Twitter has faced mounting criticism for its use of social media to attack and marginalize the relief efforts in Houston.

In September, the social media giant said it would no longer use the term “sanctuary cities” to describe cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.