The need to proffer an executive order, containing a presidential wish list of unconstitutional and unenforceable regulations, curtailing the free speech rights of social media platforms was apparently triggered when Twitter had the audacity to fact check two tweets posted by the President. The tweets touted his claims that the use of mail-in ballots would inevitably lead to voter fraud. Followers of Mr. Trump's Twitter feed for the first time in over 42,000 tweets issued by Mr. Trump between May 2009 and May 29, 2020, were warned that this claim was "potentially misleading." The Twitter chieftains then rubbed salt in the wound by hyperlinking to contrarian articles published by the Washington Post and at CNN, two of the President's most despised media outlets. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is as phony as his Twitter feed
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Endgadget reports that social media giant Facebook has taken issue with President Donald Trump’s recent executive order that aims to place new restrictions on social media firms relating to free speech. The social network stated that attempts to limit Section 230 of the Communications DecencyAct, which protects social media platforms from being treated as a publisher rather than a platform, would lead to further censorship. … [Read more...] about Facebook Slams Trump’s Executive Order, Claims It Will ‘Restrict More Speech’ Online
Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America MORE’s May 28, 2020 executive order targeting social media companies has been sucking up a lot of oxygen in the already overloaded news cycle, and for good reason. It reveals the president’s indefensible misunderstanding of First Amendment basics — including that the Constitution does not bind private actors like Twitter, only government actors like President Donald J. Trump. … [Read more...] about What does Trump’s latest executive order say about him?
“Twitter should be an open door forum where anyone is able to exercise their First Amendment right as long as you're not cursing or, you know, foul language or, you know, if you're not actively trying to hurt somebody or threaten someone's life [sic]”, Burns said. “The basic common sense that we understand today in America. But yet Twitter has targeted President Trump. Twitter has targeted conservatives. Twitter has targeted Republicans. And it's got to stop”. The views and opinions expressed in the article do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik. … [Read more...] about Does Trump’s Executive Order Constitute a ‘Win’ Against Social Media ‘Censorship’?
Pressed on whether he would in fact seek to use the courts to shut down Twitter, Trump responded: 'I think this: if Twitter were not honorable, if you're going to have a guy like this be your judge and jury I think you shut it down as far as I'm concerned,' in reference to Twitter's 'head of integrity,' who has been revealed to have posted tweets highly critical of Trump and top Republicans. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump DEFENDS his ‘when looting starts, shooting stats’ tweet saying ‘it means when there’s looting people get shot and they die’ as he reveals he spoke to George Floyd’s ‘terrific’ family