Bloomberg Law
June 2, 2020, 10:17 PM

Trump Sued Over Executive Order Targeting Social Media Firms (1)

Bob Van Voris
Bob Van Voris
Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting social media companies was challenged in court by a non-profit group that claims the edict violates free-speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment.

The Center for Democracy and Technology sued in Washington federal court Tuesday, claiming the order is an unconstitutional retaliation against Twitter and that it seeks to discourage other companies and individuals from disagreeing with the government.

U.S. President Donald Trump sits before signing an executive order in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
Photographer: Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg

Trump’s order, issued on Thursday, is intended to undermine the legal protections enjoyed by social media companies including Twitter and Facebook. He asked federal regulators to look at provisions, contained in Section 230 ...

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