Trump’s “Preventing Online Censorship” Executive Order Is Pro-Censorship Political Theater https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2020/05/trumps-preventing-online-censorship-executive-order-is-pro-censorship-political-theater.htm
To my knowledge, the instigating issue was well within the bounds of what Twitter was allowed to do. Some other stuff Facebook's been doing? Maybe not.
In fact, I was under the impression that Twitter was actually required to take action against Mr. Trump's tweets under Section 230, due to their policies.
@wizzwizz4 Not really. Section 230 protects companies from getting sued for what their users say on their platforms. They are expected to remove illegal posts, but have a lot of discretion on what rules to make. Section 230 doesn't say anything about how to deal with presidents acting up. No one could have possibly imagined this situation in 1996 @cwebber @mindspillage
@wizzwizz4 @InternetKevin @cwebber I could explain what 230 does and Twitter is allowed to do what it did here, but as usual EFF is already on it: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/05/trump-executive-order-misreads-key-law-promoting-free-expression-online-and
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