Federal officials raise concerns about White House plan to police alleged social media censorship


Trump proposed a draft order that puts the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission in charge of overseeing claims of partisan censorship on social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/22/tech/ftc-fcc-trump-social-media/index.html

White House proposal would have FCC and FTC police alleged social media censorship


President Trump has made it clear he is no fan of social media, due to an unproven assumption they disfavor conservatives. A draft executive order from the White House is one of President Trump’s most recent attacks against social media companies, which could put the Federal Communications Commission “in charge of shaping how Facebook, Twitter and other large tech companies curate what appears on their websites.”

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/09/tech/white-house-social-media-executive-order-fcc-ftc/index.html

Trump says U.S. should sue Facebook, Google in latest complaint

CT Post

President Trump complained that “social media companies are run by Democrats,” and there is a supposed bias against conservatives on social media. President Trump further complains that “Twitter has somehow made it difficult for people to follow his @realDonaldTrump account, from which he tweets prolifically.”

Source:  https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Trump-says-U-S-should-sue-Facebook-Google-in-14050977.php

Facebook among tech firms battling gag orders over government surveillance

The Guardian

Facebook among tech firms battling gag orders over government surveillance

US government prevents companies from revealing many user data requests – a practice which firms and civil liberties activists call unconstitutional

Source: www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/10/facebook-twitter-surveillance-gag-order