President Biden on Friday has revoked several executive orders from former President Trump, including one that would have changed legal protections for social media sites and other online platforms.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 limits how much online platforms can be held liable for content that users share on their platforms. The Trump order, entitled “Prevent Online Censorship,” allegedly allowed federal authorities to hold companies such as Twitter, Google and Facebook accountable if they were found to be infringing on users’ speeches by deleting or removing messages from users. otherwise change.
Trump signed the injunction last May, just as Twitter began to label its tweets as “misleading.” Trump was eventually banned from Twitter for tweets inciting the January 6 riot in the Capitol. A similar ban by Facebook remains in effect as the company re-evaluates it.
In addition to repealing the executive order that would have amended Section 230, Biden has a 2020 Trump Order that would have enabled the government to prosecute and stop people who have caused damage to statues or monuments Trump’s plan to create a National Garden of American Heroes.
President Biden has also rescinded a 2019 Trump order required immigrants to the US. to prove they could afford healthcare as part of their visa applications.