Ever get in facebook jail for being a Republican? Well, President Trump may be changing the rules using the FTC to punish Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Google for censoring Republicans and putting up liberal propaganda.
The draft is, yes, really, titled “Protecting Americans From Online Censorship,” and would to narrow protections given to social media platforms and all other online publishers including this very websiteunder Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
It claims that the White House has received more than 15,000 anecdotal complaints of social media platforms censoring American political discourse, the summary indicates. The Trump administration, in the draft order, will offer to share the complaints it’s received with the FTC.
The FTC will also be asked to open a public complaint docket, according to the summary, and to work with the FCC to develop a report investigating how tech companies curate their platforms and whether they do so in neutral ways. Companies whose monthly user base accounts for one-eighth of the U.S. population or more could find themselves facing scrutiny, the summary said, including but not limited to Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat.
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