First Look: Proposed Executive Order on Social Media Censorship

Posted on August 12, 2019 3:20 pm
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A leaked draft of a White House executive order dealing with internet censorship reveals the plan to change the way the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates the moderation of social media sites.

Leaked to CNN Business, the order would allow the FCC to oversee content moderation for websites like Facebook and Twitter.

The executive order also brings the Federal Trade Commission into the mix, allowing the agency to investigate and file lawsuits against companies who violate the new policies.

The draft is subject to change as it is still in its infancy, but the main purpose will