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Thursday, May 28, 2020

White House Preparing Executive Order on Social Media Censorship




White House Preparing Executive Order on Social Media Censorship
President Trump is preparing to sign an unspecified executive order dealing with the ramifications of social media censorship, reports indicated on Wednesday. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed that the President is planning on signing the order to reporters on Air Force One. 
The White House has ‘monitored’ the rampant political censorship tactics utilized by social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to silence conservatives, nationalists, and others for years, but it seems President Trump might finally be willing to act in order to halt Silicon Valley’s authoritarian instincts to crush free speech. 
A soft censorship tactic utilized by Twitter on some recent Trump tweets may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. The platform has begun inserting ‘fact-checking’ editorial content on the President’s tweet, falsely claiming that some of the new mail-in voting schemes being executed by Democrats are foolproof, as the President argues otherwise.
I'm glad Trump wants to defend Freedom of Speech. But we must remember, the reason Trump was able to destroy so much of Obama's legacy in his year in office was precisely because much of what Obama "accomplished" was done by Executive Order.

In other words, the minute Trump leaves office, an order like this can simply be unplugged, and it's effect will go off like a light.
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