Don’t Get Excited About The White House’s Social Media Censorship Executive Order

According to reports the White House has a drafted an executive order to address social media censorship and put the FCC in charge of monitoring social media. If reporting on the current draft is correct: “the Trump administration’s proposal seeks to significantly narrow the protections afforded to companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act,” then this is bad, very bad. It’s easy to get excited that action is finally being taken against the Silicon Valley oligarchs, but this isn’t the right solution. At all.

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