Trump signed executive order targeting social media companies

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order targeting social media companies, after which Twitter called his two tweets “potentially misleading”.

Speaking to the Oval Office before signing the order, Trump said the move was to “protect free speech from one of the most serious threats faced in American history.”

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A large proportion of all public and private communications in the United States control social media monopolies, “he claimed.” They have uncontrolled power to censor, restrict, edit, resize, hide, change, virtually any form. Communication between private citizens and large public audiences. “

The executive order tests the limits of authority of the White House. In a long-shot legal bid, it seeks to reduce the power of large social media platforms by reinterpreting a key 1996 law that protects websites and tech companies from lawsuits. But legal experts on both the right and left have raised serious concerns about the proposal.

Trump is trying to steal the power of the courts and Congress for himself to rewrite the decades-long statute, “said Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the law’s architect ordered that he want to reinterpret is.” What is in his interest?