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Trump administration asks FCC to begin Big Tech crackdown

The petition the Commerce Department has now filed with the FCC states that the dominant position of social media represents a challenge to free speech in the US, i.e., to protections stemming from the First Amendment. The FCC, a majority of whose members are Republicans, said it would review the petition carefully.

If Trump’s ideas are accepted, legal protection from lawsuits enjoyed by tech companies acting in poorly defined “good faith” could be brought into question, perhaps allowing users to file lawsuits over censored and removed content.

The petition is here [PDF]. It's over 50 pages, I haven't had a chance to finish, but this is at least more than the nothingburger I expected the EO to be.