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Trump signs order to try and silence social media sites

1 month ago   |   By Metro

The US president has signed an order that will curb social media sites' protection
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order against social media companies that aims to remove some of their legal protection.
The order will allow US officials to pursue legal action against big tech firms like Facebook and Twitter over the way they monitor content on their platforms. It comes after Mr Trump threatened to shut down social media on Wednesday after a new Twitter policy saw two of his tweets fact-checked.
Speaking from the Oval Office ahead of signing the order, Mr Trump said he was...
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Trump's executive order cracking down on 'online censorship' has nothing to do with free speech

Trump's executive order cracking down on 'online censorship' has nothing to do with free speech

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday purporting to fight online censorship by empowering federal regulators to strip social media companies' broad authority to moderate speech.
Legal experts say Trump has scant authority to enforce the order, which would circumvent Congress and violate longstanding judicial precedent.
But the unprecedented move could scare social media giants away from even modest moderation of disinformation on their sites - an outcome that serves Trump's political aims.
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Trump Signs Social Media Executive Order

Trump Signs Social Media Executive Order

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that could weaken legal protections for social media companies, days after Twitter labelled two of his misleading missives with a fact-check addendum. The move, which may expose social media companies to liability for what gets posted on their platforms, dramatically escalates a confrontation between Trump and his favoured mode of communication, where the president can address his more than 80 million followers directly without relying on news conferences or the traditional media. Trump and his backers claimed Twitter was suppressing free...
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Twitter responds to Trump executive order on social media calling it a 'reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law'

Twitter responds to Trump executive order on social media calling it a 'reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Twitter responded to President Donald Trump signing of an executive order that targets social media companies.
Twitter was singled out in the order, after days of feuding with the president.
The company called "a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law."
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Twitter responded to President Donald Trump's executive order on social media calling it "a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law."
This EO is a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law. Section230 protects American innovation and freedom of...
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