US executive order to re-define Section 230 of the CDA

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Humble pie

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In this situation, I will say that Twitter is at fault.

Why? Because Trump is the only person to receive a fact check ever on their platform.

And let’s remember, I am not talking about just the United States when I say he is the only one, we must include the leaders of countries all over the world. Some very corrupt leaders posting absolute lies about all sorts of things, and they decide to do this.

That is as far as I am going with it politically though, because my concern isn’t politics. My concern is, this executive order goes after something that was intended to protect owners of websites like the one I have here.

There has been a push from both sides of the political isle to get rid of this protection, mostly from the democratic side. The recent social media attacks toward only republicans is likely enough to bring the bipartisan support to kill the protection we have had since 1996. If it does, that could be the end of forums like this.

So, yeah. Thanks to the social media giants who have decided to start playing political favorites and try to sway the public with their newfound power. You likely just changed the landscape of the internet in a bad way.
The way the potus describes the order is that unmoderated forums will still have legal protections.
 

Uncle Birchy

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so this is twitters fault rather then trump trying to silence critics?
Trump's a crybaby...

If Twitter really wanted to see a Tantrum and **** him off they'd just Ban his account..

Then Trump could make a "Sock" profile
 

ironpony

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There's a couple of problems with trump's executive order. First, there are 1st Amendment overtones in all of this. The government can't just use the heavy hand of censorship against media outlets without running afoul of it. As much as trump may not like what a private media outlet does, he doesn't get to shut them down, or regulate them by fiat. Yes, electronic social media isn't what the Framer's had in mind, but so much of modern life was unforseen by those in the 18th century that the courts will adapt the Constitution to fit.

The second problem is "Section 230" is part of a law passed by Congress. trump thinks that he can unilaterally change the meaning of laws passed by Congress. He can't. Article 2 which governs the powers of the executive only gives him the power to execute the laws that Congress passes. It doesn't give him the power to rework them to his liking.

This will be going to the courts long before it has any effect on Twitter, FB, or @Mike's Ye Olde Forum.
 

Uncle Birchy

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There's a couple of problems with trump's executive order. First, there are 1st Amendment overtones in all of this. The government can't just use the heavy hand of censorship against media outlets without running afoul of it. As much as trump may not like what a private media outlet does, he doesn't get to shut them down, or regulate them by fiat. Yes, electronic social media isn't what the Framer's had in mind, but so much of modern life was unforseen by those in the 18th century that the courts will adapt the Constitution to fit.

The second problem is "Section 230" is part of a law passed by Congress. trump thinks that he can unilaterally change the meaning of laws passed by Congress. He can't. Article 2 which governs the powers of the executive only gives him the power to execute the laws that Congress passes. It doesn't give him the power to rework them to his liking.

This will be going to the courts long before it has any effect on Twitter, FB, or @Mike's Ye Olde Forum.
Today they issued a warning for inviting violence over his Looting and Shooting Tweet..

Next a Suspension and eventually BAN-HAMMER..

Bet ya thatd unleash a Trump "Tirade" like never before
 

ironpony

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Today they issued a warning for inviting violence over his Looting and Shooting Tweet..

Next a Suspension and eventually BAN-HAMMER..

Bet ya thatd unleash a Trump "Tirade" like never before
They won't ban him.

They also posted tags on some Chinese government tweets today, so it appears the new policy just doesn't apply to trump.
 

Duck

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Today they issued a warning for inviting violence over his Looting and Shooting Tweet..

Next a Suspension and eventually BAN-HAMMER..

Bet ya thatd unleash a Trump "Tirade" like never before
At that point he should just shut Twitter down completely. Call it "war powers", I don't care.
Twitter definitely becomes a non essential service the instant they ban the president.
 

krelithous

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I’m not missing the point. I understand Twitter is taking a political stance. I also understand Trump is a master showman. Trump is responding because Twitter called him on his post. Why? Because they don’t like him. Why is he responding? Because he’s an ego maniac who doesn’t like to be questioned. So really who is at fault?
hell trumps a twitter *****
 

krelithous

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Today they issued a warning for inviting violence over his Looting and Shooting Tweet..

Next a Suspension and eventually BAN-HAMMER..

Bet ya thatd unleash a Trump "Tirade" like never before
after they get the ban hammer they will more than likely obtain a new IP addy. but that might not work since they more than likely ban by the mac address. or another is to get a vpn and make another e-mail addy and make a sock puppet profile
 

krelithous

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At that point he should just shut Twitter down completely. Call it "war powers", I don't care.
Twitter definitely becomes a non essential service the instant they ban the president.
it would not bother me if they shut twitter down there platform suck and is a Pain in the ass to use. just leave to rest of them alone
 

vaportrail

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So what happens to youtube and there silencing as well as google and removing conservative content?
 

Uncle Birchy

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So what happens to youtube and there silencing as well as google and removing conservative content?
I dunno the few videos I ever "YouTubed" were more like "Ametuer" Hour and don't recall I ever made a "Political" Point..

Most were I hadda few and Free "Entertainment"
 

Sinister

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I dunno the few videos I ever "YouTubed" were more like "Ametuer" Hour and don't recall I ever made a "Political" Point..

Most were I hadda few and Free "Entertainment"
Theres a LOT of political channels on YouTube of all different types.
 

Uncle Birchy

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Who the hell is talking about you??
You "quoted" me pal ..

Who the hell is talking about you??
How about "you" and anyoneelse here.

Used to be Folks could almost "Agree" to "Dis-Agree"..

That was "Simpler" times there @Sinister and not exactly sure how "WE" ever bring that back
 

Johndeere4020

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There's a couple of problems with trump's executive order. First, there are 1st Amendment overtones in all of this. The government can't just use the heavy hand of censorship against media outlets without running afoul of it. As much as trump may not like what a private media outlet does, he doesn't get to shut them down, or regulate them by fiat. Yes, electronic social media isn't what the Framer's had in mind, but so much of modern life was unforseen by those in the 18th century that the courts will adapt the Constitution to fit.

The second problem is "Section 230" is part of a law passed by Congress. trump thinks that he can unilaterally change the meaning of laws passed by Congress. He can't. Article 2 which governs the powers of the executive only gives him the power to execute the laws that Congress passes. It doesn't give him the power to rework them to his liking.

This will be going to the courts long before it has any effect on Twitter, FB, or @Mike's Ye Olde Forum.
So because you don’t like Trump this a constitutional problem but govenors violating multiple amendments over a virus is ok? Got it.
 
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