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Leaked Documents Show Trump Administration is Planning Executive Order to Censor Internet

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Leaked documents show that the Trump administration is drafting an executive order that, if upheld by the courts, could essentially end free speech on the Internet.

The order would give these bureaucratic government agencies unprecedented control over how Internet platforms moderate speech by allowing them to revoke the essential protections Congress laid out in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).

In practice, this executive order would mean that whichever political party is in power could dictate what speech is allowed on the Internet.

If the government doesn’t like the way a private company is moderating content, they can shut their entire website down.

Curated from Fight for the Future

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