Here’s the link for what’s in it.
I think twitter has already backed off. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if both sides now just let it fade away.
I think Trump is setting up to thwart FB, Google, and Twit’s plan to distort all digital content on Earth between now and November to manipulate the electorate like Pavlov’s dog to hate the President and vote against him.
It means Internet hosts that are not engaged in the content cannot be held liable for those that post the content. If they do censor, contribute, or engage in any way then they can be held liable.
Internet hosts MUST censor criminal content from their site per federal law, but that has strict definitions and is very limited in scope. However, if a host goes into providing content then they lose their host status.
How is this important?
If a poster posts libel on a web site, the site, if not a host but a contributor, can also be sued for that libel.
Every single website that hosts content should take seriously the liability of libel. Deep pockets like Google, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., are all deeply concerned about existential lawsuits that can put them out of business.
I want to see Laura Loomer and Alex Jones back online where ever they choose to be. Perhaps with some compensation for being individually targeted and edited for their views.
This is promising, I just read the full text of the executive order, and Im impressed that it seems well thought out, contrary to some of the things that the White House has put out in the last couple years which have gotten shut down before the ink dried. I suspect that twitters actions yesterday were in direct anticipation of this executive order.