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Trump's executive order cracking down on 'online censorship' has nothing to do with free speech

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday purporting to fight online censorship by empowering federal regulators to strip social media companies' broad authority to moderate speech.
Legal experts say Trump has scant authority to enforce the order, which would circumvent Congress and violate longstanding judicial precedent.
But the unprecedented move could scare social media giants away from even modest moderation of disinformation on their sites - an outcome that serves Trump's political aims.
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Twitter responds to Trump executive order on social media calling it a 'reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law'

Twitter responds to Trump executive order on social media calling it a 'reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Twitter responded to President Donald Trump signing of an executive order that targets social media companies.
Twitter was singled out in the order, after days of feuding with the president.
The company called "a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law."
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Twitter responded to President Donald Trump's executive order on social media calling it "a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law."
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