Trump Draft Order Could Seek to Limit Protections for Social-Media Companies
A draft of an executive order President Donald Trump is expected to sign on May 28 would seek to limit the broad legal protection that federal law currently provides social-media and other online platforms. The draft order would make it easier for federal regulators to hold companies such as Twitter and Facebook liable for curbing users’ speech, for example by suspending their accounts or deleting their posts. The executive order would mark the Trump administration’s most aggressive effort to take action against social-media companies, which the president has threatened to do for years. The order would also likely be challenged in court, experts said.
Trump Draft Order Could Seek to Limit Protections for Social-Media Companies Trump expected to sign executive order that could threaten punishment against Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations of p Executive Order Is Expected to Curtail Protections for Social Media Companies (New York Times)