Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies –

Depending on how far this goes it could be a big impact or tech firms that host user-generated content.

Either they will drop all moderation (very dangerous) or it could swing the other way and result in over moderation.

On this topic, it seems the tensions between the platforms and their users is being tested.

And Trump has attracted another restricted tweet on his account.

This is only going to make the short term for these companies even more volatile.

Plays into the hands of FB, who for years have been saying that they don’t want to be the arbiter.

Not because they are so much advocates of free speech, but because they don’t really want 1,000’s of costly humans having to manually intervene, or be held liable under legislation if they get it wrong.

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