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Trump targets social media with executive order to limit liability protection

Friday 29 May 2020 | 09:10 CET | News
The White House has called on the FCC to regulate whether social media are liable for content posted on their platforms. An executive order issued by President Donald Trump instructed the Commerce Department to start a consultation at the FCC on enforcing part of the Communications Decency Act, a law from 1996 that protects online platforms from liability for user content. Trump claims some social media may not be protected by the law, as they have gone beyond 'good faith' efforts to remove objectionable content and started stifling free speech. 

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