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Wed May 27, 2020, 08:33 PM

Trump to sign executive order on social-media companies on Thursday

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Source: MarketWatch

President Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order on social-media companies Thursday, escalating his war on Twitter Inc., although it remains unclear what it will entail.

A White House spokesperson confirmed the order late Wednesday, a day after Twitter TWTR, -2.76% issued its first fact-checking warning label to some of his tweets.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Trump threatened to “regulate” or even “close” social-media platforms. Legal experts scoffed at the president’s ability to moderate f social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook Inc. FB, -1.31% and Snap Inc. SNAP, -2.35% .

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Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-to-sign-executive-order-on-social-media-companies-on-thursday-2020-05-27?mod=newsviewer_click



What are your thoughts? First Twitter....then all of media? What?

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Reply Trump to sign executive order on social-media companies on Thursday (Original post)
NoRoadUntravelled May 2020 OP
still_one May 2020 #1
NoRoadUntravelled May 2020 #4
Loki Liesmith May 2020 #6
The Mouth May 2020 #19
still_one May 2020 #23
olddad65 May 2020 #29
turbinetree May 2020 #2
C_U_L8R May 2020 #3
Miguelito Loveless May 2020 #45
jimfields33 May 2020 #5
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #7
The Mouth May 2020 #20
John Fante May 2020 #8
Amy-Strange May 2020 #18
dware May 2020 #47
BigmanPigman May 2020 #36
dware May 2020 #43
Jim__ May 2020 #9
maxsolomon May 2020 #13
herding cats May 2020 #10
BigmanPigman May 2020 #37
herding cats May 2020 #38
marble falls May 2020 #11
stopbush May 2020 #12
ancianita May 2020 #14
Squinch May 2020 #15
oldsoftie May 2020 #27
Drunken Irishman May 2020 #31
Girard442 May 2020 #16
dware May 2020 #49
Terry_M May 2020 #17
Amy-Strange May 2020 #21
ClusterFreak May 2020 #22
Fiendish Thingy May 2020 #24
Drunken Irishman May 2020 #32
Warpy May 2020 #25
OnlinePoker May 2020 #26
oldsoftie May 2020 #28
Initech May 2020 #30
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #33
LanternWaste May 2020 #34
stillcool May 2020 #35
mobeau69 May 2020 #41
Salviati May 2020 #39
Marie Marie May 2020 #40
Yavin4 May 2020 #46
Aussie105 May 2020 #42
Yavin4 May 2020 #44
RKP5637 May 2020 #48
Lock him up. May 2020 #51
flibbitygiblets May 2020 #50
jmowreader May 2020 #52
JudyM May 2020 #53

Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:34 PM

1. Not constitutional

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:35 PM

4. True. Has this stopped him from doing anything else?

Did he not break international law re: asylum seekers and locking babies in cages?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #4)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:39 PM

6. Eh he rarely does anything

Most of the policies he says he will enact fail to happen. And there’s literally nothing he can do here.

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:00 PM

19. When you have 5 toadies on the SCOTUS, anything is.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #19)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:04 PM

23. Not this. It has far reaching implications, including to Fox news

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:22 PM

29. Lol. What constitution? The constitution died .....

With the failed impeachment trial.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:34 PM

2. Okay take away his fucking phone............its a privilege to have one not a right.............

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:35 PM

3. Twitter should have kicked him off years ago

Their 'selfishness' is about to bite them in the ass.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:36 PM

45. But they didn't

because he was great for business.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:36 PM

5. Trump can't do that but he did cause twitter to lose money today.

Bitter old fool that he is.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:41 PM

7. This is the full Nazi

Alien and Sedition Acts pretty much dispensed with this kind of nonsense.

Alien and Sedition Acts
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Alien and Sedition Acts were four laws passed by the Federalist-dominated 5th United States Congress and signed into law by President John Adams in 1798.[1][nb 1] They made it harder for an immigrant to become a citizen (Naturalization Act), allowed the president to imprison and deport non-citizens who were deemed dangerous ("An Act Concerning Aliens", also known as the Alien Friends Act of 1798)[2] or who were from a hostile nation (Alien Enemy Act of 1798),[3] and criminalized making false statements that were critical of the federal government (Sedition Act of 1798).[4] The Alien Friends Act expired two years after its passage, and the Sedition Act expired on 3 March 1801, while the Naturalization Act and Alien Enemies Act had no expiration clause.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_and_Sedition_Acts

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:00 PM

20. A slow moving Reichstag fire

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:42 PM

8. Wanna bring back the Fairness Doctrine, asshole?

Sounds good to me.

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Response to John Fante (Reply #8)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:59 PM

18. Fox, Rush and all those other idjiots wouldn't like that...

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Come on Don, do it...
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Response to Amy-Strange (Reply #18)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:37 PM

47. See post 43. nt

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Response to John Fante (Reply #8)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:56 PM

36. Hear, hear!

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Response to John Fante (Reply #8)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:35 PM

43. Fairness Doctrine wouldn't apply to cable or satellite,

FCC has no authority over them, so Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc, wouldn't be affected by it in any way.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:44 PM

9. Does Trump have any understanding of what an executive order is?

Does Trump have any understanding of anything?

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #9)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:51 PM

13. Yes. It is an opportunity to SPEAK LOUDLY and make people talk about him.

Also to use a Sharpie.

He wins by picking fights, because he drags his opponents into the muck with him. You can't stay clean wrestling with a pig. It's been his MO his entire life.

"They delight in acting in bad faith, since the seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert."
-JP Sartre

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:47 PM

10. This an attempt at a distraction from the 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 passed today.

That's my first thought. Second thought is its unconstitutional and will never happen.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #10)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:57 PM

37. Correct on both!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #37)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:04 PM

38. It seems so obvious.

Bad day in Trumpland: Trump aides generate something completely inflammatory and toss it at the wall to see if it sticks... Wait to see if people bite. Grin if it works.

This has zero teeth and isn't worth a moment of our time beyond our initial eye roll and obligatory groan. All circus no bread.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:49 PM

11. He's an idiot.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:51 PM

12. Bwaa!

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:53 PM

14. We'll see what Jack Dorsey does about that illegal executive order. MF45's war power should never

include privately owned media, and I don't believe courts will allow him that war power to inhibit Americans' ability to use it just because he's mad about being factually called out as a liar.

Jack Dorsey will fight him.

Then there's Zuckerberg, who'll likely turn on MF45.

This stupid poser prez is managing to not only alienate social media platforms, but
1) eliminate a few channels that Russian troll farms use to support his messaging, and
2) shut down his own national voice.

I can't wait to find out what his executive order says.

Social platform owners will likely not only win this battle, but publicly denounce MF45's lousy business sense.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:55 PM

15. Who gives a shit? Other than to remark that he's a moron.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #15)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:16 PM

27. Nailed it

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Response to Squinch (Reply #15)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:29 PM

31. Exactly. it'll be a toothless EO to make him feel better.

Meh

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:56 PM

16. So Trump sends U.S. Marshals to Twitter HQ to take top execs into custody...

...to be released when Twitter agrees to his terms. Who, exactly, would move to stop him? California HP? San Francisco PD? Or would the marshals refuse?

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #16)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:40 PM

49. It would be struck down before the ink even dried.

Nobody is going to be arrested for this blatantly illegal EO.
This is the Mango Menace just being an asshole and trying to detract from his failures being called out.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:58 PM

17. in other news

the president of the US is still a lying worthless sack of shit and at least 50 million people will vote for him in November despite.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:03 PM

21. No matter what the Don does on Thursday...

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Twitter should just throw him out on his ass!
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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:04 PM

22. Internet censorship. So full on China, then.

Surprised it took him this long.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:06 PM

24. How would any restrictions on Twitter be enforced?

He can say what he wants, but how can Trump enforce it?

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #24)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:29 PM

32. He can't enforce it. It's all for show.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:14 PM

25. I think it's a bit late to be alleviating the TP shortage.

because social media platforms are going to haul his butt into court so fast it'll burn.

I just hope they all keep needling him.

I just wonder if he has any clue in the world about how much more money they have than he pretends to have.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:15 PM

26. Time for Twitter to block his account for rules violations n/t

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:17 PM

28. Cant WAIT to see what he does when "his" court tosses whatever he issues.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:25 PM

30. Funny how conservatives hate regulations until it affects them directly.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:31 PM

33. Knowing that Rethugs can pay trolls and enlist foreign ones out the wazoo

I think this will be an order to forbid blocking anyone from posting pro-Trump messaging, and to enable lawsuits against critics. That's what they usually do, isn't it? Bleed you financially in the court system?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:31 PM

34. The once and future dingue.

Bless his little idiot heart... he actually thinks he's relevant to literate Americans.

On edit: if the idiot actually does what my guess is he'll do (EO banning all members of the Executive Branch from using Twitter as he himself quits the platform in a melodramatic fit of petulance and pique), then he just rolled over and showed his belly to the voters whether he realize that or not, giving Biden the election on a silver platter.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:37 PM

35. The insanity is beyond insane...

one thing after another for 3 effing years, with a pandemic on top. It goes on, and on

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Response to stillcool (Reply #35)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:20 PM

41. +1000

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:09 PM

39. WAHH WAAAAHHH! They're being mean to be online!

What a fucking snowflake.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:17 PM

40. Trump would DIE without Twitter.

What's a guy gonna do when he can't sleep from all the drugs and needs to vent and rage? This is laughable.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #40)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:36 PM

46. I don't want to find out. n/t

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:29 PM

42. What's to stop Facebook and Twitter from:

1. Declaring Trump's contributions and responses to those as undesirable and disruptive to their business model?

2. Declaring external influences, non factual information and other propaganda posts as being undesirable?

There may well be escalation of response to Trump's threats by both Facebook and Twitter along the lines of having his future posts rejected, and having past posts and responses severely edited or deleted altogether.

Use of the social media platforms was originally never considered to be tools for lies and propaganda aimed at destabilizing American society.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:36 PM

44. The grief that Clinton and Obama had to suffer from AM talk radio idiots while they were president.

And they could have signed an executive order mandating balanced political views on the radio because of the limited broadcast spectrum, but that would have been met with howls of protests.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:40 PM

48. Hmmmm ... easiest solution is to just ban tRump from social media!!!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #48)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:25 PM

51. Where would all the paid trolls at the Russian tRoll faRm go??

That 1 idiot a$$-ki$$er claiming she's a PhD... but knows barely anything in particular.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:05 PM

50. Why doesn't he just sick Melania on Twitter for cyberbullying her poor husband? #BeBreast #BoobHoo

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:33 PM

52. So our president is a commie

Do you know how much fun it’s going to be watching the hard right attempt to defend President Massengill as he attempts to interfere with the freedom of speech and business practices of successful private industry?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:49 PM

53. Locking

Important news of national interest hasn’t actually happened — the article says the substance is unknown. This will be news for LBN when it’s substance is revealed. Till then, it’s best posted in GD.

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