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Trump To Sign Social Media Executive Order On Thursday After ‘Fact-Check’, Political Bias Exposed

Twitter has now shown that everything we have been saying about them (and their other compatriots) is correct. Big action to follow!

Following up on earlier threats, a White House spokesperson has confirmed that President Trump will sign an executive order on Social Media tomorrow.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany made the remark to reporters aboard Air Force One, traveling with Trump to Washington from Florida.

There are no details of what the order will contain, however, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said today that he is working with Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee to craft legislation that would strip social media giants of their Section 230 legal immunity if they fact check content on their platforms, according to a copy of his podcast which Breitbart News exclusively obtained.

A lot of people don’t see that Facebook and Twitter … you see Twitter disadvantaging the president, they enjoy liability protections that are not enjoyed by your local newspaper or your local TV station, or Fox News, or CNN, or MSNBC. They have special benefits under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act as digital platforms because they’re not creating content for which they should be liable. They’re not making decisions about content, they’re simply saying come one, come all with your content. And as a consequence of that, they’re getting a bunch of protections.

And as Breitbart concludes, noting that the social media companies have become increasingly biased against conservatives, Gaetz questioned whether social media companies deserve to keep their Section 230 immunity.

All of which raises a serious question about the future of these social media giants under a more “media-esque” regulatory framework and points to an obvious line of attack in any executive order that President Trump could be considering.

Don Bongino tweeted a quasi-confirmation of this angle for the executive order:

Twitter made a HUGE mistake. They have now injected themselves into a US election and decided to become editorialists, rather than a platform. ALL platform protections should be immediately revoked and Twitter should be treated as a publisher. They did this to themselves.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/election-meddling-rule-enforcing-twitter-execs-under-fire-anti-trump-postings

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Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
May 28, 2020

As shown in this article, America’s social network giants are doing whatever they can to control the COVID-19 narrative:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2020/05/how-social-media-is-controlling-covid.html

Olivia Kroth
May 28, 2020

“you see Twitter disadvantaging the president” ….

Yes! And they have “disadvantaged” me too by blocking my account. Serves them right if they will be deplatformed!

Tjoe
Tjoe
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
May 28, 2020

Systematically they omit our voices…but if you comment on RI, like with Disqus, your comments get monitored, logged and part of Intel package kept (on everyone not their cult) for our favorite foreign country. Some platforms you would be better banned than thinking they are “open” and of like minds. Others…bite your tounge…. sooner or later….banned for not towing the line.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Tjoe
May 28, 2020

I have made bad experiences with Disqus, too. These platforms are not for me, obviously.

Tjoe
Tjoe
May 28, 2020

Time to start taxing churches that are politically involved….especially evengelicals….along with these social media giants.

“The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion”. —Cornell Law

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Tjoe
May 28, 2020

I agree! Churches should pay taxes on all the money they raffle worldwide.

Sean
Sean
May 28, 2020

High time they were regulated. All of them.

Olivia Kroth
May 29, 2020

The Russians are complaining too about US censorship on social media platforms:

https://tass.com/politics/1161635

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
May 29, 2020

Russia’s OSCE envoy says Facebook, YouTube, Google censor ‘undesirable’ media — According to the envoy, under the guise of pompous slogans about democracy and freedom of speech, there is a systematic cleansing of information space by US-controlled Internet platforms and this is called American-style democracy VIENNA, May 29. /TASS/. Facebook, YouTube and Google corporations have switched from full freedom to a tough system of control over information and censorship of “undesirable” mass media, Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Alexander Lukashevich said during an online meeting of the OSCE Permanent Committee on Thursday. “Some 15… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
May 30, 2020

Twitter puts to fact-checking Chinese tweet about Covid virus origins in US

PRESS TV IRAN

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/05/29/626344/Twitter-China-US-coronavirus-origins-US-military

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
May 30, 2020

Twitter has tagged a Chinese government official’s tweet that suggests the new coronavirus has been brought to the Asian county by the US military. The social media platform posted a blue exclamation mark under the tweet — posted by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian — with a comment calling on its readers to check the facts about the spread of the contagious disease. “When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data!… Read more »

Signs point to the next century becoming the Asian Century

TRUMP set to deplatform TWITTER. Better late than never (Video)