A compilation of Trump insults complete with exotic graphs demonstrating the frequent use of insults on multiple targets can be found at the Post. The President's insults directed at the press are so prolific that they have been the subject of many compilations. Ironically the author of undoubtedly the largest collection of presidential insults aimed at the integrity of America's Fourth Estate now seeks the protection of an executive order because Twitter had the audacity to suggest that two of his more than 42,000 tweets contained unsubstantiated claims. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is as phony as his Twitter feed
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated before the order was signed that he didn’t believe it was the “right reflex” to combat censorship with more restrictions. “In general, I think a government choosing to censor a platform because they’re worried about censorship doesn’t exactly strike me as the right reflex there,” he said. … [Read more...] about Facebook Slams Trump’s Executive Order, Claims It Will ‘Restrict More Speech’ Online
It also displays an ignorance about how federal law is made. Trump’s order purports to trigger changes to an act of Congress known as the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which provides legal immunity to websites that publish other peoples’ content. If a restaurant goer posts a bad review on Yelp, for example, the restaurant cannot sue Yelp — even if the bad review amounts to defamation, which is against the law. Section 230 of the statute states, “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another content provider.” In other words, don’t kill the messenger. … [Read more...] about What does Trump’s latest executive order say about him?
The California congressman pointed to the now-abolished fairness doctrine policy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as being a solution to controversial social media posts. The policy required broadcasters to present both sides of a controversial issue to the public, but the policy was eliminated in 1987 during the administration of former President Ronald Reagan. … [Read more...] about Khanna calls for internet ‘fairness doctrine’ in response to controversial Trump tweets
Pai has criticized Silicon Valley’s threat to free speech on the Internet. During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing last year, he said that “the greatest threat to a free and open internet has been the unregulated Silicon Valley tech giants that do, in fact, today decide what you see and what you don’t.” … [Read more...] about FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Brendan Carr Welcome Debate on Section 230, Internet Free Speech