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Trump directs AG to boost enforcement of state laws on social media companies

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is directing Attorney General William Barr to work with states to enforce their own laws against what he described as deceptive business practices by social media companies.
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Trump's Proposed Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Trump

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries - like the president's.
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Trump Readies Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Companies

Trump Readies Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Companies

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The president had threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering, but he alone can't do that.
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Trump could sign order on social media companies later on Thursday: White House

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - 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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Explainer: What's in the law protecting internet companies - and can Trump change it?

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a federal law known as Section 230, which protects internet companies like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by users.
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Trump's order taking aim at Twitter is 'bluster' - legal experts

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to curb what he claims is social media censorship is a political gambit and will not change the legal obligations of companies like Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc, experts said.
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Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny.
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Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook , an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny.
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1 Injured In Fire Aboard Ship At San Diego Naval Base

1 Injured In Fire Aboard Ship At San Diego Naval Base

Firefighters responded to the USS Bonhomme Richard after receiving reports of an explosion on the amphibious assault ship. Read more ...

New York City Records No New Coronavirus Deaths For First Time Since March

New York City Records No New Coronavirus Deaths For First Time Since March

“Thank you to the healthcare workers, essential workers and everyone who made this possible," a city council member said. Read more ...

First federal execution in 17 years back on track

First federal execution in 17 years back on track

The federal government appears to be back on track to conduct its first execution in more than 17 years on Monday after a federal appeals court overturned a lower-court order... Read more ...

Sen. Graham Is Willing to Let Mueller Testify

Sen. Graham Is Willing to Let Mueller Testify

This time, Sen. Lindsey Graham is willing to listen. The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he'll let Democrats call Robert Mueller to testify before the... Read more ...

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ESPN Reporter Suspended for Crude Email to Senator

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Florida reports 15,000 new coronavirus cases, smashing national record

Florida on Sunday reported more than 15,000 new coronavirus cases, smashing the daily record reported by any single state and once again putting an international spotlight on a... Read more ...

DeVos Defends Trump's School Funding Threat, Calls CDC's Guidelines ‘Flexible'

DeVos Defends Trump's School Funding Threat, Calls CDC's Guidelines ‘Flexible'

“There's nothing in the data that suggests that kids being in school is in any way dangerous," the education secretary said of COVID-19 concerns. Read more ...

HHS testing chief: 'We do expect deaths to go up'

HHS testing chief: 'We do expect deaths to go up'

HHS testing czar Brett Giroir implored Americans to wear masks in public Sunday and said “everything should be on the table” when asked if more stringent lockdowns might be... Read more ...

Trump on private border wall segment: ‘It was only done to make me look bad'

Trump on private border wall segment: ‘It was only done to make me look bad'

Saying it was done to embarrass him, President Donald Trump on Sunday said a reportedly defective section of his new border wall should not have been built by a private... Read more ...

Mitt Romney Slams Donald Trump's Commutation For Roger Stone: 'Historic...

Mitt Romney Slams Donald Trump's Commutation For Roger Stone: 'Historic Corruption'

The Republican senator said the move was “unprecedented." Read more ...