(Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to meet on Wednesday with a group of Republican attorneys to revise a key law that protects social media companies from liability for content published by their users and allows them to remove legal but disgusting posts
"Online censorship goes far beyond the issue of freedom of expression, it is also about protecting consumers and ensuring that they are informed of their rights and resources to strike back under the law," said White House spokesman Judd Deere. "State attorneys are at the forefront of this issue and President Trump wants to hear their perspective."
A person informed about the matter said that Trump is expected to meet with state attorneys in Texas, Arizona, Utah. , Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina and Missouri.
The planned meeting was previously reported by the Washington Post.
In May, Trump signed an executive order seeking new oversight of technology companies' content moderation decisions and supported legislation to scrap or weaken the law, section 230.
He urged the Department of Commerce to file the petition and asked the Federal Communications Commission to limit protection. according to section 230 after Twitter Inc. warned readers in May to fact-check posts about unjustified allegations of fraud when voting with posts.
FCC President Ajit Pai opened the petition with a 45-day public comment.
Earlier this month, Republican State Attorneys Generations I in Texas, Louisiana, Indiana and Missouri supported Trump's press and argued social media platforms can not be really free "unless participants understand the forum's rules and competition can offer options when speech restrictions go for far." [1