(NewsBreakDaily.org) – President Donald Trump met expectations today when he signed an executive order aimed to take on social media giants when they cross from town-square-style forums into editorial censorship. This comes after Twitter asked users to fact check two of his recent tweets. It was a move many, but certainly not all, feel takes them into the realm where federal law would treat them the same as ABC or CNN.
President Trump’s executive order is protecting all Americans from deceptive business practices, which include interjection of bias from social media platforms that are not viewpoint neutral and act as editors rather than platform and communications providers.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) May 28, 2020
The president found a little bit of unexpected support when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took Twitter to task for their actions during a televised interview, where he said social media platforms should not be the “arbiter of truth.” Of course, that was before the executive order was signed and public commentary on his position could start circulating.
In typical fashion, the Progressive Liberal cabal decried this as the move of a dictator. Considering their attempts to move the country to a Communist/Socialist regime their reaction seems just a bit … disingenuous. Perhaps the rhetoric really isn’t unexpected considering their obsession with removing Trump from power.
.@realDonaldTrump, you can't lash out at social media companies just because they fact-check you when you deliberately spread mistruths. This executive order isn't a defense of free speech: it's an effort to intimidate so that you can continue to lie.https://t.co/3JyahQvzqf
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) May 28, 2020
“There is no sewer so vile that Trump won’t wade into it, dragging the entire country along.” Only expelling him from the White House will diminish his power to injure. And not even that will neuter him entirely. https://t.co/L1MHnNe9MB
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 28, 2020
Everyone should expect that Twitter will take this to court and fight. It may take a day or two depending on how long it takes for their attorneys to go to the Ninth Circuit “grocery store” and pick out just the right judge to hear their motion.
These tech companies purport to be places where people can come together to share and exchange ideas of all sorts. Unfortunately, they’ve started removing pro-Conservative and anti-China content at their own discretion, which really puts the lie to their contentions.
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