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Thursday, May 28, 2020

The draft order, which was reviewed by CNN, targets a law known as the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 of the legislation provides broad immunity to websites that curate and moderate their own platforms, and has been described by legal experts as "the 26 words that created the internet." It argues that the protections hinge mainly on tech platforms operating in "good faith," and that social media companies have not.

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"Communications Decency Act"

That Donald Trump either has a wild sense of humor or not at all.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-28 11:13 AM | Reply

So let me get this straight:

Trump wants to make it easier for people to sue Twitter for things posted on their site that might be say Defamatory...like what the President posts...making it nearly mandatory for Twitter to delete the President's twitter account to avoid being sued?

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-28 11:19 AM | Reply

@#2

That's why I commented on another similar thread that Pres Trump may not have thought this one through.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-28 11:45 AM | Reply

Hmm how will this impact us around here?

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-05-28 11:54 AM | Reply

That's why I commented on another similar thread that Pres Trump may not have thought this one through.
#3 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

You don't think like a man who believes he is above the law...

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-28 12:43 PM | Reply

BERLIN (Reuters) - If U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to close Twitter, the micro-blogging site can always relocate to Germany.

After Trump threatened to shut down Twitter for advising its users to fact-check his tweets, a senior German official suggested in a light-hearted tweet that the California-based company would be better off in Europe.

"This is an invitation to move to Germany!" Thomas Jarzombek, Berlin's point person for the startup economy, tweeted on Thursday.

"Here you are free to criticize the government as well as to fight fake news. We have a great startup and tech ecosystem, your company would be a perfect fit and I will open any doors for you!"

www.reuters.com

#6 | Posted by qcp at 2020-05-28 01:22 PM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY QCP

They could technically still be sued in the US though.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-28 01:44 PM | Reply

You can 'sue' a ham sandwich. Winning a binding judgement is another matter.

#8 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-05-28 02:05 PM | Reply

After Trump threatened to shut down Twitter

Why do I suspect there's nary a peep of protest about this action at Boaz's sausage party...

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-28 02:23 PM | Reply

What a moron.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-28 04:47 PM | Reply

"Why do I suspect there's nary a peep of protest about this action at Boaz's sausage party..."

Because these idiots believe that anyone who criticizes the dirtbag currently occupying the White House deserves to be silenced by any means necessary.

#11 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-05-28 05:33 PM | Reply

Conservative,

If you're feeling tattooed over by social media Liberals then, as has been suggested many times before, take your massive wealth, start a social media platform where your humor and opinions can be displayed and all who thirst for truth and laughs will be happy and dance.

#12 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-05-28 06:20 PM | Reply

#13 | Posted by DixvilleNotch

www.newyorker.com

On Tuesday, when news broke that Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort had shared internal polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian business associate with ties to Russian intelligence, the through line between the campaign and the Kremlin began to look incontrovertible.

OOPS

#14 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-05-28 07:53 PM | Reply

*Fact: The FBI, Crowdstrike and Mueller found no evidence whatsoever that Russia hacked the DNC emails.*

I love this line of reasoning.

It's saying if Russia is playing Three Card Monty, then when Trump walks up and bets he must always be losing, since everyone knows that game is rigged!

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-28 08:00 PM | Reply

Trump's denial of the right of Twitter to do fact checking is actually just a continuation of the Republican Party's denial that facts are a real thing.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-28 08:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Talk amongst your fellow publishers.

#13 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Is that what you and your comrades are talking about?

Poor Dix. Desperate to deflect. But to no avail.

Trumpy is still a whining moron having a hissy fit because someone dared to fact check him and one of his 17,000+ lies.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-28 11:14 PM | Reply

Trump's executive order is a joke because Trump is a joke.

A joke that started the whole world crying.

Someday he will see that the joke was on him.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-28 11:41 PM | Reply

Trump is really going to be ticked off now. Twitter just threw a veil over his tweet that said "when the looting starts the shooting starts." Twitter says the tweet was "glorifying violence."

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2020-05-29 06:17 AM | Reply

Of course it is. Anyone who posts anything that Libs don't agree with means they think it's a joke. I guess the new generalized, absurd notion about both parties these days is that Reps hate skin color and Dems hate free thought.

Either way, both sides are stupid.

#20 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-29 12:50 PM | Reply

absurd notion about both parties these days is that Reps hate skin color and Dems hate free thought.

Either way, both sides are stupid.

#20 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Only in your head bro. You should probably stop listening to the voices in your head. And faux news.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 01:02 PM | Reply

"Anyone who posts anything that Libs don't agree with means they think it's a joke."

We are not talking about just anyone. We are talking about the President of the United States promoting chaos division and violence in America by spreading misinformation on a public social media platform. A public platform that has rules and had the right to moderate him if he is violating those rules.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Either way, both sides are stupid.

Which one are you voting for in November?

#23 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-29 01:09 PM | Reply

Either way, both sides are stupid.

Which one are you voting for in November?

#23 | POSTED BY JOE

There is dumb and then there is dumber.

He is voting for Dumber.

Obviously.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 01:18 PM | Reply

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