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Yippee and Hallelujah! President Trump has signed an executive order...


Donald Trump Signs Exec Order to Curb Big Tech’s ‘Unchecked Power’

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday in the White House to defend free speech on social media and regulate social media companies for selectively censoring users.

“We’re here today to defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers,” the president said, referring to the “unchecked power” wielded by social media companies in the United States.

The president accused the companies of political activism, calling it “inappropriate.”

“What they choose to fact check and what they choose to ignore or promote is nothing more than a political activism group,” he said.

Trump said that social media companies had “more power and more reach” than any phone company or newspaper or media outlet, and needed more regulation.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr attended the event and said his office would prepare legislation to restrict social media companies from pressing their particular viewpoints on their platforms.

“These companies grew because they held themselves out as public forums,” Barr said, adding, “Now that they’ve become these very powerful networks of eyeballs. They’ve now switched and they are using that market power to force particular viewpoints.”

The president also noted that checking social media companies had become a bipartisan issue, citing Democrat support for regulation.

All I can say is it is about time there is FREE SPEECH again in the United States!!! :D :D


 

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Are you aware that social media companies are in fact actually private companies? Read the first amendment - it applies to CONGRESS (and through the 14th amendment, applies to states as well) but the constitution actually protects the rights of private entities to do as they choose.
Where the censorship would become an issue would be with their terms of use, and could be considered fraud if they lead the users to believe they will be treated equally but then "selectively" fact check and censor. If they want to censor certain viewpoints then they need to make that clear in their terms of use and clearly state that they will censor "conservative content" or whatever they want to call it, just like they state they will sensor explicit sexual images and things like that.
 

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Are you aware that social media companies are in fact actually private companies? Read the first amendment - it applies to CONGRESS (and through the 14th amendment, applies to states as well) but the constitution actually protects the rights of private entities to do as they choose.
Where the censorship would become an issue would be with their terms of use, and could be considered fraud if they lead the users to believe they will be treated equally but then "selectively" fact check and censor. If they want to censor certain viewpoints then they need to make that clear in their terms of use and clearly state that they will censor "conservative content" or whatever they want to call it, just like they state they will sensor explicit sexual images and things like that.
These companies have a monopoly, like Bell South did. They control who sees what THEY want them to see, blocking and removing everything they don’t want people to learn. Making judgement calls on who is wrong and who is right. They MUST be torn apart, just like the big telecoms were. No big company has the Right to control our news and JUDGE who is telling the truth and who isn’t.

The LAW that allowed them to censor people on their platform has been violated by them! They were protected, unlike news agencies, but will no longer be since they have become Publicists.

What they are doing is not much different than what Joseph Goebbels did...controlling what people can read, hear and think is correct. They shadow ban what will harm Dems and push lies and fabrication against Conservatives.

They do NOT censor tons of things that supposedly violate their policies. I can give you a ton of examples, including death threats against our President!
 

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These companies have a monopoly, like Bell South did. They control who sees what THEY want them to see, blocking and removing everything they don’t want people to learn. Making judgement calls on who is wrong and who is right. They MUST be torn apart, just like the big telecoms were. No big company has the Right to control our news and JUDGE who is telling the truth and who isn’t.

The LAW that allowed them to censor people on their platform has been violated by them! They were protected, unlike news agencies, but will no longer be since they have become Publicists.

What they are doing is not much different than what Joseph Goebbels did...controlling what people can read, hear and think is correct. They shadow ban what will harm Dems and push lies and fabrication against Conservatives.

They do NOT censor tons of things that supposedly violate their policies. I can give you a ton of examples, including death threats against our President!
Okay, so that may be a fraud case for violation of their terms of service, or an anti-trust case if they are a monopoly. But it is NOT a constitutional case because the constitution puts limits on the GOVERNMENT not companies or private citizens.
Also, consider this from another angle. Do you trust the government to decide truth? Because if the government is telling companies they CANNOT be the determiners of truth, then who is? It has to be each of us individually. But once the government gets involved they usually take that role. Keep in mind that historically the laws requiring "fair" news reporting have often been used against conservative news agencies and stations.
 

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I read what is on Facebook and what I see leans so far towards the Democrat's it sickening ,,,, I read their crap and I know that most is not true but their are many who believe anything they read,,,,it's about time
someone put a boot in their ass
 

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Okay, so that may be a fraud case for violation of their terms of service, or an anti-trust case if they are a monopoly. But it is NOT a constitutional case because the constitution puts limits on the GOVERNMENT not companies or private citizens.
Also, consider this from another angle. Do you trust the government to decide truth? Because if the government is telling companies they CANNOT be the determiners of truth, then who is? It has to be each of us individually. But once the government gets involved they usually take that role. Keep in mind that historically the laws requiring "fair" news reporting have often been used against conservative news agencies and stations.

That is the whole point! I don’t want anyone controlling FREE SPEECH!! I am not advocating for government to control Twitter. Where did you get that from? You however are getting behind these large tech companies to CONTROL what people can and can’t say or read. Our society now communicates and reads their news on social media. It MUST be FREE! Not controlled by a small group of people.
 

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If conservatives just stopped using Facebook then it will become nothing but a liberal echo chamber like MoveOn.org.
Agree, but that isn’t going to happen. I’ve spoken with more than a few Strong Conservatives about this subject. Face it, the younger generations see it as THE way to communicate. Sadly.
 

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I read what is on Facebook and what I see leans so far towards the Democrat's it sickening ,,,, I read their crap and I know that most is not true but their are many who believe anything they read,,,,it's about time
someone put a boot in their ass
Exactly!! Allowing big tech to CONTROL speech is a certain socialism future for our children and grand babies. It is another form of brainwashing just like so many public schools these days!
 

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