Trump signs a decree against social media
Trump signs a decree against social media

President Donald Trump signed a decree to lift certain aspects of the legal protection of social media companies. The move allows regulators to sue companies like Facebook and Twitter for content monitoring policies on their platforms.

Trump said that the social media platform had "endless power" when the contract was signed. The decision must lead to legal objections.

The decree clarifies US courtesy, and in some cases provides legal protection for online platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube). According to Section 230 of the law, social media is generally not responsible for user-posted content, but they can participate in “locks for conservative purposes” such as removing obscene, offensive, or violent content.

The decree states that if the social media network changes the content posted by its users, the legal immunity does not apply and the decree obligates Congress to pass the "delete or change" laws, part 230.

Trump said Attorney General William Barr would begin to draft a law "immediately" and would later submit it to Congress for a vote. He added that the “misleading” filtering of messages, including deleting messages for other reasons not included in the site’s terms of use, should not be an exception.

This happened after Trump accused Twitter of interfering in Wednesday's elections after the website warned him about the credibility of his tweet.

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