Trump signs executive order targeting Facebook, Twitter after fact-checking catch-22



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Trump signs executive order targeting Facebook, Twitter after fact-checking catch-22

Late on Thursday, the US President Donald Trump said that he would incline a regulatory legislation for the social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, which in effect could either tussle or tatter a law which had long been protecting the internet service providers from liabilities for contents posted by their users, a surprizing move that bolted out of the blue a day after the social media platform Twitter Inc.

had made Trump’s tweets subject to fact-checking ahead of a November 2020 presidential election in the United States. In point of fact, the proposed executive order was aimed at “removing or changing” a law known as section 230, which has been shielding the social media companies from liabilities for the contents posted on their platforms.

On top of that, as beforemtioned, the proposed alteration in the “Section 230,” signed off late on Thursday by the US President Donald Trump, came forth a day after the social media platform Twitter Inc. had tagged Trump’s tweets with a warning that prompted the readers to fact-check the posts, eventually drawing in fires from the White House.

Trump Administration set to draft regulatory legislations for Facebook, Twitter immediately

On top of that, as the US president Donald Trump was quoted saying shortly before signing off the proposed executive order to incline an amended “section 230” aimed at making the social media platforms accountable for the contents posted by their users, that, the US Attorney General William Barr would begin to draft the legislative changes immediately to regulate the social media companies, industry analysts said that the amended version of section 230 would unlikely to avert legal setbacks.

Meanwhile, while as a consequential repercussion of the proposed executive order, a Google spokeswoman was quoted saying “undermining Section 230 in this way would hurt America’s economy and its global leadership on internet freedom,” the US President Donald Trump said late on the day, “What I think we can say is we’re going to regulate it.

I’ve been called by Democrats that want to do this, so I think you could possibly have a bipartisan situation. ” Nonetheless, the US-based social media platform, Twitter Inc., a recent move of which appears to have fired up the US President to initiate such extraordinary measures to amend the “Section 230”, had declined to comment over the issue while being asked.