Decoded: Technology Law Insights - Issue 5, September 2020 (Featuring Insights Video on the Trump/Twitter Feud over Section 230)

A New Lawsuit Against Trump’s Section 230 Executive Order Argues It Chills Speech about Voting -

"The suit accuses the president of using the order to retaliate against Twitter, infringing on the public's right to receive information."

Why this is important: This article is important because it discusses the most recent lawsuit to be filed against the Trump administration as a result of the issuance of its Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship. That executive order claims that "online platforms" censor certain political viewpoints on the internet. Accordingly, the order directs various executive agencies to assess what actions can be taken in response, including withholding federal advertising spending, filing federal lawsuits, and assisting states with filing state lawsuits....

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