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Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies

1 month ago   |   By NPR

President Trump signs an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Protections for Social Media Companies Amid Escalating War With Twitter

Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Protections for Social Media Companies Amid Escalating War With Twitter

1 month ago   |   By Time

President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.
Still, the move appears to be more about politics than substance, as the president aims to rally supporters after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.
Trump said the fact checks were “editorial decisions” by Twitter and amounted to political activism. He said it should cost those companies their protection from lawsuits for what is posted on their...
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Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.
Still, the move appears to be more about politics than substance, as the president aims to rally supporters after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.
Trump said the fact checks were “editorial decisions” by Twitter and amounted to political activism. He said it should cost those companies their protection from lawsuits for what is...
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Trump launches his salvo against social media - will it land?

Trump launches his salvo against social media - will it land?

1 month ago   |   By Politico

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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Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies after fact checks applied to his tweets

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Trump signed an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.
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Trump signs social media executive order challenging platforms' liability protections

Trump signs social media executive order challenging platforms' liability protections

1 month ago   |   By RT

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at the major social media platforms, denouncing the tech behemoths as “tantamount to a monopoly.” The order may alter Section 230, which protects them from litigation.
Trump signed the order, which aims to modify the legal protections currently shielding Big Tech from lawsuits over content hosted on its platforms, on Thursday as he addressed reporters at the White House.
Excoriating the platforms for what he and many others believe to be editorial bias, the president added that US Attorney General William Barr will also be...
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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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Why is the US president aiming his anger at social media?

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Donald Trump criticises Twitter after his tweets are flagged with a fact-check warning.
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Trump could sign order on social media companies later on Thursday: White House

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump could sign an executive order on social media companies later on Thursday, but the timing could change, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh MacEnany said, after Twitter urged readers to check facts in tweets sent by Trump earlier this week for the first time.
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Trump expected to sign executive order aimed at punishing social media companies after Twitter fact-check

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

The executive order is also expected to study whether social media companies may be stifling free speech by deleting or fact-checking information, and whether they should be punished for doing so.
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