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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 02:38 PM

Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media

The White House is contemplating issuing an executive order that would widen its attack on the operations of social media companies.

The White House has prepared an executive order called “Protecting Americans from Online Censorship” that would give the Federal Communications Commission oversight of how Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies monitor and manage their social networks, according to a CNN report.

Under the order, which has not yet been announced and could be revised, the FCC would be tasked with developing new regulations that would determine when and how social media companies filter posts, videos or articles on their platforms.

The draft order also calls for the Federal Trade Commission to take those new policies into account when investigating or filing lawsuits against technology companies, according to the CNN report.


https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/09/reports-say-white-house-has-drafted-an-order-putting-the-fcc-in-charge-of-monitoring-social-media/

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Reply Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media (Original post)
octoberlib Aug 2019 OP
Scoopster Aug 2019 #1
octoberlib Aug 2019 #3
shanti Aug 2019 #12
sinkingfeeling Aug 2019 #2
Fullduplexxx Aug 2019 #4
Grasswire2 Aug 2019 #5
TheRealNorth Aug 2019 #6
AlexSFCA Aug 2019 #7
Takket Aug 2019 #8
onenote Aug 2019 #9
Dan Aug 2019 #10
blogslut Aug 2019 #11

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 02:43 PM

1. Unconstitutional EO - violates the 1st amendment.

Companies can take whatever action their want to moderate their users on their own platform. Unlike this government, which is attempting to tear up the 1st Amendment. Classic projection.

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Response to Scoopster (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 03:01 PM

3. I was wondering about this . Thanks. Trump wants to be Kim Jong Un so bad. Or Stalin.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 05:38 PM

12. Putin

He has his own station too.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 02:44 PM

2. May Google, Twitter, and FB all pull up stakes and move their

operations to Mexico.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 03:21 PM

4. The right trying to legislate the fairness doctrine after destroying it

They infiltrated radio and took it over so the left moves to social media now here comes the right to destroy it

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 03:30 PM

5. consolidating power.

Dems getting practice at whack a mole.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 03:53 PM

6. Opening the Floodgates

For the Russian and RW bots.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 04:12 PM

7. I will trust facebook before I trust trump's admin

what that executive order really means is turning FCC to Cambridge Analytica to help trump victory in 2020z

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 04:17 PM

8. A laughably absurd proposal

The Feds can regulate in ways like how the FCC regulates TV but that is it. You can’t regulate content.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 04:18 PM

9. The FCC is an independent agency whose jurisdiction is defined by Congress, not the President

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 04:21 PM

10. Maybe while they're monitoring social media

they could get rid of those nude pictures of his wife on the internet.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 04:28 PM

11. Hmmm

Would that maybe blast open the door to defining the internet as a public utility?

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