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Thu May 28, 2020, 08:32 AM

Trump's executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users, according to a draft executive order and a source familiar with the situation.

News of the order comes after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices following a dispute with Twitter after the company decided to tag Trump’s tweets about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting with a warning prompting readers to fact-check the posts.

The order, a draft copy of which was seen by Reuters, could change before it is finalized. On Wednesday, officials said Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday.

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The executive order would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to propose and clarify regulations under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal law largely exempting online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post. Such changes could expose tech companies to more lawsuits.



Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-social/trumps-executive-order-targets-political-bias-at-twitter-and-facebook-draft-idUSKBN2340MW

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Reply Trump's executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft (Original post)
brooklynite May 2020 OP
MrModerate May 2020 #1
C_U_L8R May 2020 #2
cstanleytech May 2020 #18
elleng May 2020 #20
Roy Rolling May 2020 #3
Hugin May 2020 #4
machoneman May 2020 #5
sop May 2020 #6
dubyadiprecession May 2020 #7
beachbumbob May 2020 #8
George II May 2020 #9
zanana1 May 2020 #10
muriel_volestrangler May 2020 #11
Shermann May 2020 #12
lagomorph777 May 2020 #13
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #15
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #14
brer cat May 2020 #16
muriel_volestrangler May 2020 #17
DallasNE May 2020 #19
Brainfodder May 2020 #21

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:38 AM

1. So, as usual, Trump's got nothing, and is going to try...

 

To whip up some phony PR stunt (an 'Executive Order') so he can pretend he's slapped Twitter around. So much losing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:40 AM

2. Sounds like it could take down all right wing media as well.

Let's see if this bluster amounts to anything. More likely Trump will say 'we're studying it' and that's the last anyone will hear of it. So predictable and pathetic.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:11 AM

18. There are a number of right-wing websites that would be hurt.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:06 PM

20. Right, as in 'what's good for the goose is good for the gander.'

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:41 AM

3. Bring on the Discovery

Make them liable, let Trump go to court to prove he’s not what they say. Trump created a Frankenstein monster out of Facebook and Twitter, now he complains he’s the victim of the media coverage he creates.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:47 AM

4. King Scat Midas strikes again...

Hitting what is arguably one of the few sectors ahead during a 'social distancing' event.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:48 AM

5. "...unfair and deceptive acts." Ha! He's just indicted himself and just about every move....

Last edited Thu May 28, 2020, 09:18 AM - Edit history (1)

...he's ever made! Talk about a self-indicting statement.

Expect a fast slew of lawsuits from RW'ers before the election. Yet most will be tossed well before a trial or even a judge. They'd do so just to generate some press, exactly what Trumpenstein is doing here.

In fact, this may well boomerang badly for them. If say Twitter really clarifies hate speech, clearly wrong information, debunked conspiracy theories and other Winger bullshit, they may find even more, like a lot more, of their posts deleted entirely and even get themselves banned.

Nice way to shoot yourself in the foot, I say!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:48 AM

6. The POS is following the example of Putin, MbS, Un, Xi, Castro, Hitler and others.

Trump wants to establish control or exert influence over independent press organs. How will his supporters spin this one?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:49 AM

7. There are orphan's crying somewhere, not over their own predicament

...but over how sad trump is.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:55 AM

8. Lets clean up libel/slander laws where inherent false statements made can be a subject of a lawsuit.

 

the best route would be for Twitter and other social media concerns to cancel and block users. NO "right" that forces a Twitter to allow an account for you

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:57 AM

9. If he wants to enforce the "Communications Decency Act", the first person they should ban is HIM!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:02 AM

10. I don't think he can override the First Amendment.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:10 AM

11. If they were legally liable for what's posted, then they'd have to ban him completely

as well as thousands of deplorables and bots. It's obvious that making them liable would get actual censorship, not the occasional removal of the worst material that now happens. His response to getting fact-checked is to force them to stop all kinds of speech they now carry.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:18 AM

12. He got his ass moderated on a forum

...and mildly at that.

You're not going to be able to pass a law against moderating forums. Imagine the side-effects of that.

The alternative news media is just going to have to cobble together their own crappy version of Twitter, like they did with everything else.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:19 AM

13. So...they are not biased ENOUGH for his taste? Falsebook and Twit may as well be Kayleigh MAGAninny

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #13)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:00 AM

15. Kayleigh McEnemy . . . . nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:58 AM

14. It's a committee that will issue distractions only as the election gets closer in time. . . . nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:11 AM

16. So the little man who lies and defames people on social media

wants to shut down any slight criticism of just himself. Tin pot dictator.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:48 AM

17. "when creeping authoritarianism arrives not in jackboots but in a soiled diaper"

The announcement is the point

It’s so confusing when creeping authoritarianism arrives not in jackboots but in a soiled diaper. Maybe I’ll regret not being more alarmed by this, but my initial take is that Trump is putting on a show, much as House Republicans did when they held hearings on alleged Big Tech bias against conservatives.

That event featured clowns like Diamond and Silk whining about their alleged “shadow-banning” on Facebook, which turned out to be a misunderstanding of how settings affect content delivery. The FTC complaints report will likely provide a similar outlet for idiotic grievance-mongering.
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Stock market manipulation is included in Trump’s extremely limited skill set. But the real point is the splashy announcement. It always is with Trump, from licensing deals for sketchy real estate development schemes to the commission investigating non-existent voter fraud to the Ukraine shakedown and the recent “Obamagate” meeping.

https://www.balloon-juice.com/2020/05/28/the-announcement-is-the-point/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:53 AM

19. Let's See If I Understand What Trump Is Saying

Trump seems to be saying that he wants to allow people to sue Twitter for what he says on Twitter.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:25 PM

21. A known liar wants social media held accountable for lies on their platform?



We need an impartial panel of say 5 people to watch over HIS social media instead?



He is just a repugnant asshole, same shit different day?


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