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Trump vs Social Media: What Does it Mean For Free Speech?

Assistant Professor Peter Beattie, Retired Lawyer / Academic (political psychology, media, and global political economy)

03-Jun-20 15:00

Trump vs Social Media: What Does it Mean For Free Speech?

Last Thursday, United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies. This happened after Twitter labelled two of his Tweets as "potentially misleading." Trump said he made the move in the name of protecting freedom of speech. Does this make sense or does Trump have a warped understanding of the first amendment of the US constitution? We talk to Assistant Professor Peter Beattie, who is a retired lawyer and academic whose area of expertise include political psychology, media, and global political economy, to find out what Donald Trump's executive order means for free speech.

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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Tags:  The Bigger PictureLive & LearnDonald TrumpUnited States of AmericaSocial MediaTwitterFree SpeechFreedom of SpeechGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingInternet, e-Business, e-commerceTelecom, IT, TechnologyPolitics, News, Current Affairs


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