Freedom of Speech: Trump and Twitter
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Wondering what’s up with Trump’s executive order targeting Twitter and the fact-check label it applied to some of his posts? We talk with media, film and journalism professor Derigan Silver about how much weight this executive order holds, the impact social media has on politics and journalism, and the importance of the little-understood Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
In this episode:
- Trump Signs Executive Order on Social Media, Claiming to Protect ‘Free Speech’
- Stratton Oakmond v. Prodigy court case
- Twitter Flags President Trump's Tweet About Shooting Minneapolis Looters for ‘Glorifying Violence’
- Facebook And Twitter Remove 'Racist Baby' Video Posted By President Trump
- Snap Says It Will No Longer Promote Trump’s Account
- What is Section 230?