The honeymoon years between US President Donald Trump and Twitter for short tweets has ended, when the world's most popular blog post made a decision to put a warning sign on Trump's misleading posts.
The incident angered the US president, who threatened to crack down on social media platforms.
Twitter was not affected by Trump's threats, and soon after he warned against violating the rules on another Trump tweet threatening Minnesota protesters that when the looting started, the shooting would begin.
Twitter's move sparked a lot of criticism from Trump and American conservatives, but on the contrary, Vera Jourova, the European Union's top official and deputy head of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, praised Twitter's move regarding a moderate, transparent and consistent policy.
In the midst of this fierce row between Trump and Twitter, French President Emmanuel Macron, last week, contacted Twitter CEO Jacques Dorsey to confirm his support for the company, and he joked him: "Twitter - based in San Francisco - would be welcome if it moved to France." .
Macron's aide said: The president wanted the platforms to abide by European and French rules on content regulation, which are usually more restrictive than those in the United States, and the aide added that any company that feels threatened in her country is welcome in France.
Macron made attracting businesses and foreign investors a key point in his 2017 presidential campaign, backed by a pro-business agenda, and Macron, at the 2018 Internet Governance Forum hosted by Paris, called for more internet regulation and repeatedly promised to fight fake news.
This approach has recently been counterproductive, after the government was forced to withdraw an online tool to classify news about COVID-19 as reliable or not, and the site, called Desinfox, was shut down.