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The result of the 2020 election wasn’t the only thing President Donald Trump was trying to change over the past few months. While those efforts were far more obvious to anyone paying attention, there was another effort that would have a much more lasting, though far more subtle impact — reining in social media platforms he felt were unfair to him.

There’s a certain irony that the catastrophic failure of Trump’s attempt to change the election outcome may have actually resulted in real change to social media platforms, though not at all in the way he could have ever intended. 

Trump has made no secret that he wants to change the way tech platforms like Facebook and Twitter function. At one point he’d even asked outgoing FCC chairman Ajit Pai to roll back certain legal protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields companies from being held liable for user-generated content posted to their platforms.

It seems obvious that Trump never thought he’d get banned from Twitter. I’m sure he never expected to be suspended from Facebook. Yet both of those things happened after the President incited a crowd of …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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