Content Moderation

05/29/2020

Donald Trump’s social media order could have global impact—The ‘world is watching,’ tech experts say

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel for NetChoice, a tech lobby arm whose members include Twitter, Google and Facebook, called the executive order a “dangerous precedent.”

“Whether you are a liberal or conservative, you should worry about an administration proposing rules for what can and cannot be allowed on social media platforms,” Szabo told Newsweek. “This is creating a playbook for another administration or foreign government to try to control what type of content they think should be allowed on social media platforms and what types of content they think should be removed.”

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