High Tech > Twitter

Thankfully for everyone, Trump's anti-Section 230 order faces roadblocks

1 month ago   |   By Android Central

The law currently protects media platforms, and it's going to take a whole lot more than this order to change that.
President Trump's executive order relating to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has now been signed, quickly putting his words into action following a bluster over one of his tweets being "fact checked" this week. The order directs the Commerce Department, Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission to more critically use and enforce portions of Section 230 to keep social media platforms from moderating content.
Section 230 gives social media...
Read more ...

 

Trump's Social Media Executive Order Is Purely for Show

Trump's Social Media Executive Order Is Purely for Show

1 month ago   |   By Wired

The president has targeted Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms, but has little actual power over how they operate.
Read more ...

 

New York Governor Cuomo fights back against anti-maskers with new executive order

New York Governor Cuomo fights back against anti-maskers with new executive order

1 month ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an executive order that will authorize businesses to require protective face coverings and allow them to refuse entry to those who won't wear a mask.
The order doesn't require businesses to place such restrictions on their customers but allows them to do so if they choose to.
Scientists have demonstrated the positive benefits of wearing a face mask, showing that it is helpful in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
New York City has been one of the hardest-hit areas with regard to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The huge number of people, the...
Read more ...

 

Trump finally gets the war with Big Tech he's always wanted

Trump finally gets the war with Big Tech he's always wanted

1 month ago   |   By Digital Trends

Even if his executive order is thrown out, the damage will have been done
Read more ...

 

Trump's executive order could be a disaster for thwarting misinformation

Trump's executive order could be a disaster for thwarting misinformation

1 month ago   |   By Digital Trends

This is the worst possible time to push tech companies away from fact-checking
Read more ...

 

Tech advocates say Trump's executive order could ruin the internet

Tech advocates say Trump's executive order could ruin the internet

1 month ago   |   By Digital Trends

Social media as you know it would be gone
Read more ...

 

Trump could sign order on social media companies later on Thursday: White House

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump could sign an executive order on social media companies later on Thursday, but the timing could change, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh MacEnany said, after Twitter urged readers to check facts in tweets sent by Trump earlier this week for the first time.
Read more ...

 

Explainer: What's in the law protecting internet companies - and can Trump change it?

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a federal law known as Section 230, which protects internet companies like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by users.
Read more ...

 

Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter in Trump fight

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg distanced his company from Twitter and its fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, as the White House readied an executive order about social media companies. Trump, who accuses social media firms of bias against conservatives, without evidence, stepped up his attacks on Twitter after the company put a fact-checking label on two of his tweets about mail-in ballots on Tuesday for the first time. "We have a different policy
Read more ...

 

Executive Order draft reveals Trump's plan for revenge against Twitter and other platforms

Executive Order draft reveals Trump's plan for revenge against Twitter and other platforms

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

After being offended by Twitter's fact-checking of a tweet he disseminated about mail-in ballots, President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate social media by issuing an executive order. This morning, about what the president is going to demand. The news service says that Trump is going to order the review of a law called Section 230 that protects firms operating on the internet from liability based on comments posted by the platform's users.
Trump's executive order will also call for the review of "unfair or deceptive practices" by Facebook and Twitter, ...
Read more ...

 

Donald Trump's executive order is ‘plainly illegal,' says co-author of Section 230

Donald Trump's executive order is ‘plainly illegal,' says co-author of Section 230

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Photo by Erin Schaff for The Verge
Sen. Ron Wyden is calling Donald Trump's proposed executive order “plainly illegal” in a new statement on Thursday. The draft executive order would pare back platform liability protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a bill Wyden coauthored in 1996 with Sen. Chris Cox .
Under Section 230, internet companies have broad immunity from liability for the content created by their users. The draft order, announced on Wednesday, would open the door for the Commerce Department and the Federal Communications Commission to reinterpret the...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Twitter      Facebook      Business      Social Media      Coronavirus      Covid-19      New York      Tech      News      Executive Order      Trump      Misinformation      Google      Section 230      InternetNews      TechnologyNews  


Best Buy 4th of July sale: the best Fourth of July deals on TVs, appliances...

Best Buy 4th of July sale: the best Fourth of July deals on TVs, appliances, laptops, more

Best Buy's 4th of July sale is going strong and we've rounded up the best Fourth of July deals on TVs, appliances, laptops, and more. Read more ...

Superb gaming laptop deals available right now thanks to the 4th of July sales

Superb gaming laptop deals available right now thanks to the 4th of July sales

Save yourself some serious cash with the latest 4th of July gaming laptop deals from Best Buy and Dell. Read more ...

Horizon Zero Dawn launches for PC on August 7 with unlocked framerates

Horizon Zero Dawn launches for PC on August 7 with unlocked framerates

It launch on Steam and the Epic Games Store Read more ...

Rocket Lab's 13th launch ends in failure, after rocket experiences problem...

Rocket Lab's 13th launch ends in failure, after rocket experiences problem mid-flight

Rocket Lab's 13th mission to space ended in failure on Saturday, after the company's rocket experienced some kind of problem after launching to space. As a result, Rocket Lab... Read more ...

4th of July TV sales 2020: 4K TV deals starting at just $129.99

4th of July TV sales 2020: 4K TV deals starting at just $129.99

The 4th of July sale event is here, and we've rounded up the best 4th of July TV sales from Best Buy, Amazon, and more. Read more ...

5 Microsoft Surface deals you can't afford to miss this 4th of July

5 Microsoft Surface deals you can't afford to miss this 4th of July

Need a laptop for e-learning, productivity, or entertainment? Check out these five Microsoft Surface deals. Read more ...

4th of July sales 2020: the best Fourth of July deals happening now

4th of July sales 2020: the best Fourth of July deals happening now

The 2020 4th of July sales event is happening now and we've rounded up the best Fourth of July sales from Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe's and more. Read more ...

Sega Genesis Mini is 50% off for 4th of July - only $40

Sega Genesis Mini is 50% off for 4th of July - only $40

With 42 classic games and plug-and-play connectivity, the Sega Genesis Mini system provides hours of gameplay. Read more ...

Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro discounted for 4th of July

Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro discounted for 4th of July

Today Amazon is offering excellent deals on both AirPods and AirPods Pro in celebration of the 4th of July. Read more ...

This $30 Course Bundle Can Help You Avoid Cognitive Bias and Make Smarter...

This $30 Course Bundle Can Help You Avoid Cognitive Bias and Make Smarter Decisions

While we like to think of ourselves as logical thinkers, science tells us that the brain can easily be influenced. The Mastering Cognitive Biases Bundle helps you avoid the... Read more ...