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Trump has officially declared war on Twitter and Facebook. Here's the latest on the executive order targeting social media and the reaction at internet companies

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that calls for "transparency and accountability from online platforms."
The order represents a remarkable and direct challenge to social media companies like Twitter and Facebook, and comes two days after Twitter fact-checked two of Trump's tweets pushing false claims about voting by mail.
Among other things, the order takes aim at Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, a foundational law that has shaped today's internet and which shields internet companies from being held liable for content users post on their...
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Read the full executive order about social media companies that President Trump signed

Read the full executive order about social media companies that President Trump signed

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to achieve "transparency and accountability from online platforms."
The executive order is specifically aimed at social media and it names Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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.
First Amendment experts say Trump has "absolutely no legal authority...
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