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Trump escalates war on Twitter and social media protections

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

President Donald Trump has escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.
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Why Twitter should ban Donald Trump | Julia Carrie Wong

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Trump has used and abused the platform for long enough. And his latest executive order is just another distraction The president's executive order on social media will kick off a heated debate over free speech on the internet that will, in all likelihood, lead to nothing. This manufactured dispute is a distraction for the media, and it will almost certainly be an effective one. It would be in everyone's interest - including its own - if Twitter pulled the plug on this specious debate, banned Trump for repeated and egregious violations of its rules, and helped us all focus on what's more...
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Trump launches his salvo against social media - will it land?

1 month ago   |   By Politico

U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to punish companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook for alleged anti-conservative bias takes aim at the online industry's most-cherished legal protections - but the shot could ultimately be a glancing blow.
Trump announced the action Thursday, signing an executive order that he said would “defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers” - tech platforms that have amassed “unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter virtually any form of communication between private citizens or large public audiences.”
“We can't allow that to...
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Donald Trump claims anti-conservative bias on social media is 'greatest threat to free speech'

Donald Trump claims anti-conservative bias on social media is 'greatest threat to free speech'

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

The order could open Twitter, Facebook and Google to lawsuits by diluting legal protection which stops them from being liable for posts on their platforms.
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'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order aimed at curtailing social media companies

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order aimed at curtailing social media companies

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants.
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Trump signs executive order threatening social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets

Trump signs executive order threatening social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday seeking to crack down on social media companies over allegations of bias against conservatives.
The move comes two days after Twitter fact-checked two of Trump's tweets pushing false claims about voting by mail.
Trump's executive order seeks to empower federal regulators to amend a statute that gives social media companies broad authority to moderate speech on their platforms.
According to a leaked draft, the order seeks to create new regulations for how social media companies are allowed to moderate speech, and it calls for the...
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Trump to sign executive order on social media companies

1 month ago   |   By FXCM

As the Washington Post earlier reported, "President Trump on Thursday is set to sign an executive order that could open the door for federal regulators to punish Facebook, Google and Twitter for the way they police content online, issuing a major broadside against Silicon Valley that quickly triggered wide-ranging political opposition and threats of a legal challenge."
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Trump press secretary says president always tries to tell truth as she attacks social media

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Donald Trump's press secretary said the president always intends to give truthful information as he prepares to sign an executive order against social media tech giants.
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Trump's executive order is pushing social media titans Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to clash over how they handle free speech

Trump's executive order is pushing social media titans Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to clash over how they handle free speech

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday that would scale back protections provided to internet platforms under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
The expected order has prompted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to come forward and reiterate their differing approach's to freedom of speech.
Zuckerberg said in broadcast media interviews that private companies shouldn't be in the position of fact-checking political ads.
Dorsey, however, has maintained that it will continue to flag "incorrect or disputed information about...
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An FCC commissioner slammed Trump's executive order on social media, calling it an attempt to turn the FCC into 'the President's speech police'

An FCC commissioner slammed Trump's executive order on social media, calling it an attempt to turn the FCC into 'the President's speech police'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

FCC Commissioners are divided on President Donald Trump's forthcoming executive order on social media companies, which he is expected to sign Thursday.
A draft of Trump's executive order requests that the FCC reexamine a law that protects social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from being held liable for the content of posts people make on their platforms. The order would open up social media companies to more lawsuits.
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, slammed the executive order by arguing that it "does not work" and urging lawmakers to "speak up for the First...
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Legal and tech policy experts say Trump's executive order draft cracking down on social media companies is dead on arrival

Legal and tech policy experts say Trump's executive order draft cracking down on social media companies is dead on arrival

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order seeking to crack down on social media companies after Twitter took the rare step this week of adding fact-checking labels to two of his tweets.
A draft of the order obtained by Business Insider shows Trump is mainly attempting to empower federal regulators to re-interpret and amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to make it more difficult for tech companies to moderate content on their platforms.
It would direct the FCC and FTC to change the way Section 230 is interpreted, regulated, and applied, and it would allow for...
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Donald Trump to sign executive order curbing protections for social media

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.
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