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
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The reputations of both the deceased young woman and Scarborough have been smeared by this patently false claim. Scarborough was in Washington when the young woman died in Florida. These false and malicious claims, which appeared in six tweets by the President this month, should have been flagged at the time Trump made the Twitter posts instead of the belated apology issued by Twitter on Tuesday. Klausutis' widower, T.J. Klausutis, wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and asked him to remove Trump's tweets. Twitter told CNN that it would not be removing the tweets. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is as phony as his Twitter feed
Third, the order directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “consider taking action . . . to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices” that “may include practices by entities covered by section 230 that restrict speech in ways that do not align with those entities’ public representations about those practices.” For Twitter in particular, the FTC is supposed to create and make “publicly available” a report describing any consumer complaints that “allege violations of law.” … [Read more...] about What does Trump’s latest executive order say about him?
The upside of choosing Warren: “Picking Warren could give Biden a boost in the polls. A Morning Consult/Politico survey released Wednesday found that 26 percent of registered voters said they would be more likely to vote for Biden if he chose Warren, putting her ahead of the other eight women he is said to be considering. Her greatest impact, according to the survey, would be among voters under the age of 45, as well as black and Hispanic voters — three blocs Democrats see as key to winning the White House and picking up Senate seats.” … [Read more...] about The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump teases social media executive order as a ‘big day’ for ‘fairness’
President Trump and other conservative critics such as Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) think social media companies are biased against conservatives. There’s actually no systematic evidence of this, merely anecdotes. But transparency is one way to assess this allegation in a serious way. If social media companies are selectively enforcing their rules more vigorously against conservatives than against other points of view, independent researchers should be able to verify this if they have sufficient access to social media data. … [Read more...] about Trump’s social media executive order is a huge opportunity