Biden revokes Trump’s order to scrap social media platforms' legal protection2 min read . Updated: 16 May 2021, 06:07 PM IST
- The Trump order was signed last year, after micro-blogging platform Twitter started labelling the former President’s posts on its platform.
US President Joe Biden, on Friday, revoked an executive order signed by his predecessor to remove intermediary protection rights from social media platforms. Former President Trump had signed an Executive Order in May last year, which sought to tone down the liability protection for companies like Facebook, Twitter and others, for what users post on their platforms. These intermediary protections come under Section 230 of the United States’ Communications Decency Act, and were among a line of Trump Executive Orders that Biden revoked yesterday.
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