• White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters.
    According to a report in The Washington Post, Walters denied that White House staff had worked on a draft executive order that would require every federal agency to study how social media platforms moderate user behavior and refer any instances of perceived bias to the Justice Department for further study and potential legal action.
    Bloomberg first reported the draft executive order and a copy of...
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  • Trump reportedly set to investigate Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites

    Trump reportedly set to investigate Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites

    2 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    According to a report published today by Bloomberg, the White House has written up an Executive Order that calls for federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to investigate several high profile tech companies including Alphabet division Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media firms. All that is needed to make this happen is the signature of President Donald Trump. The Executive Order is in the preliminary stage and other government agencies have not yet taken a look at it.
    Trump has had several feuds with the tech industry, falsely accusing Amazon ...
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  • White House draft order directs probes into tech giants: Bloomberg

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The White House has drafted an executive order that would push federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to probe the business practices of social media and other internet companies, according to Bloomberg.
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  • A draft executive order targets social media companies for anti-trust violations

    A draft executive order targets social media companies for anti-trust violations

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    A draft executive order from the White House surfaced last night that would direct federal authorities to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.” However, White House officials say that the document hasn't gone through any sort of formal policymaking process.
    Bloomberg obtained a copy of the draft executive order, noting that it directs antitrust officials and other federal agencies see if any “online platform” has violated antitrust laws. The publication notes that the document didn't specifically name companies that have...
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