Legal Twitter lit up overnight as lawyers largely denounced an executive order President Donald Trump is expected to sign Thursday limiting free speech protections for social media platforms.

The president is expected to ask for a review of protections provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which largely protects providers from liability for content posted on their platforms, according to various media reports. The current form circulating on social media calls to strip that immunity if online publishers restrict access to content in a way that is “deceptive or pretextual” or “inconsistent with an online platform’s terms of service.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]