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Trump signs executive order to narrow protections for social media platforms

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Move comes amid president's feud with Twitter after it fact-checked him for the first time Donald Trump has fired a shot across the bows of “big tech” companies by signing an executive order that aims to narrow their protections from liability over the content posted on their services. The move came as the US president stepped up his attacks against social media giants after Twitter fact-checked him for the first time over a false assertion that mail-in voting leads to widespread voter fraud.
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President Trump's clampdown on social media could hurt startups and cripple competition with Facebook and Twitter

President Trump's clampdown on social media could hurt startups and cripple competition with Facebook and Twitter

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order that cracks down on social media companies, following Twitter's recent decision to add fact-check labels to two of his tweets.
The order triggers a critical review of a federal law that currently allows online forums such as Twitter and Facebook to host third-party comments without being held liable for all that content, but also allows them to remove material they find objectionable. Trump directed the FCC, the FTC, and other government agencies to consider actions that could force social media companies to publish statements they...
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Facebook tried to appease its conservative critics for years. It got hit by Trump's executive order on social media anyway

Facebook tried to appease its conservative critics for years. It got hit by Trump's executive order on social media anyway

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Facebook and other social media companies have been hit with an executive order by Donald Trump.
The order targets the legal protections that social media platforms enjoy, though experts say it's legally dubious.
For years, Facebook has attempt to appease the right, but has still turned into a punching bag for unproven bias allegations.
And Thursday's executive orders was prompted by Facebook's rival Twitter fact-checking Trump - even as Facebook attempted to distance itself from Twitter's actions.
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Donald Trump signs executive order to curtail social media firms amid fact-checking row with Twitter

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, amid an ongoing spat with Twitter over the fact-checking of his posts.
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Trump Signs Order to Crack Down on Social Media Platforms

1 month ago   |   By FXCM

By Yasin Ebrahim
Investing.com - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that could see social media companies lose the shield protecting them against liability from content posted on their platforms.
Under the new order, Trump vowed to remove the liability shield, granted under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and said he would also pursue legal actions against social media companies.
The crackdown on social media platforms comes just days after Twitter began fact-checking Trump's posts.
Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , Snap were up in after-hours trading.
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