Italy Draws a Line Under Genoa Tragedy, Shunting Aside the Benettons

The government has leveraged anger over the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge to take back control of the nation’s highways. But critics say the deal sends a troubling message to investors.

#autostrade-spa, #benetton-group-spa, #bridges-and-tunnels, #five-star-movement-italy, #genoa-italy, #infrastructure-public-works, #italy, #politics-and-government, #privatization, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic, #tolls

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Grilled by Lawmakers, Big Tech Turns Up the Gaslight

It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #pichai-sundar, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #start-ups, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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‘This Is a New Phase’: Europe Shifts Tactics to Limit Tech’s Power

The region’s lawmakers and regulators are taking direct aim at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple in a series of proposed laws.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #vestager-margrethe

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One in Three Children Have Unacceptably High Lead Levels, Study Says

“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.

#batteries, #children-and-childhood, #institute-for-health-metrics-and-evaluation, #lead, #occupational-knowledge-international, #poisoning-and-poisons, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-childrens-fund

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E.P.A. Inspector General to Investigate Trump’s Biggest Climate Rollback

The agency’s watchdog office said Monday it would investigate whether the reversal of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards violated government rules.

#environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inspectors-general, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

#abruzzo-italy, #adriatic-sea, #beaches, #bergamo-italy, #brussels-belgium, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #european-council, #european-stability-mechanism, #european-union, #florence-italy, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #naples-italy, #palermo-italy, #quarantines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional, #spain, #stimulus-economic, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #turin-italy, #tuscany-italy, #veneto-italy, #venice-italy

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Don’t Ban TikTok. Make an Example of It.

There is plenty the U.S. government could do to ensure that TikTok acts responsibly without getting rid of it altogether.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing for Fewer Rules. For Big Tech.

Google, Amazon and Qualcomm finance a George Mason University institute teaching a hands-off approach to antitrust regulators and judges.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #conflicts-of-interest, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #george-mason-university, #ginsburg-douglas-h, #google-inc, #justice-department, #law-schools, #naidu-suresh, #philanthropy, #qualcomm-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #varian-hal-r, #wright-joshua-d-1977

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A Hedge Fund Bailout Highlights How Regulators Ignored Big Risks

The Dodd-Frank financial law succeeded at making banks safer, but empowered shadowy corners of finance that nearly wrecked the system in March.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dodd-frank-wall-street-reform-and-consumer-protection-act-2010, #federal-reserve-system, #financial-stability-oversight-council, #government-bonds, #hedge-funds, #mnuchin-steven-t, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #stocks-and-bonds, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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E.P.A. Proposes Airplane Emission Standards That Airlines Already Meet

Staving off a lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new regulations to hold airlines to the carbon dioxide emissions standards they created.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #carbon-dioxide, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Slack Accuses Microsoft of Illegally Crushing Competition

The complaint, filed in Europe, threatens Microsoft’s recent ability to avoid regulatory scrutiny.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #enterprise-computing, #european-commission, #microsoft-corp, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #slack-technologies-inc, #software

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Froth Returns to China’s Stock Market, Echoing the 2015 Crisis

Chinese stocks are surging. Foreign investors have rushed in. University graduates and factory workers are opening up trading accounts. Is disaster on the horizon?

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-investments, #freedom-of-the-press, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

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New Emails Show How Energy Industry Moved Fast to Undo Curbs

The messages, made public in a lawsuit, suggest the E.P.A. rescinded a requirement on methane at the behest of an executive just weeks after President Trump took office.

#environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #methane, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Climate Change Poses ‘Systemic Threat’ to the Economy, Big Investors Warn

Financial regulators should act to avoid economic disaster, according to a letter from pension funds and other investors representing almost $1 trillion in assets.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #environment, #federal-reserve-system, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Eye Trump’s Game Plan to Reverse Late Rule Changes

President Trump pioneered the use of an obscure 1996 law to quickly reverse the regulations of his predecessor. Now Democrats hope to take a page from his game plan.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Financial Brokers Must Now Act in Your ‘Best Interest.’ What Does That Mean?

A new standard established by the Securities and Exchange Commission may sound better than it actually is, consumer advocates say.

#consumer-federation-of-america, #consumer-protection, #content-type-service, #financial-brokers, #labor-department-us, #personal-finances, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-exchange-commission

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Trump to Weaken Environmental Rules to Speed Infrastructure Permits

President Trump has used a regulatory reinterpretation to limit one of the country’s bedrock environmental laws and speed permitting of infrastructure projects.

#environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Apple Scores Legal Victory Against $14.9 Billion E.U. Tax Demand

The decision is a setback for European efforts to clamp down on what the authorities there believe is anti-competitive behavior.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple, #corporate-taxes, #european-union, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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G.A.O.: Trump Boosts Deregulation by Undervaluing Cost of Climate Change

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Trump administration is undervaluing the cost of climate change to boost its deregulatory efforts.

#carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #government-accountability-office, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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These Are the Deutsche Bank Executives Responsible for Serving Jeffrey Epstein

When New York regulators punished the bank for its work with Mr. Epstein, no individuals were named. The Times identified them.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #department-of-financial-services-nys, #deutsche-bank-ag, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #fines-penalties, #high-net-worth-individuals, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sewing-christian

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How May Google Fight an Antitrust Case? Look at This Little-Noticed Paper

A document sent by the search giant to Australian regulators argues that the company doesn’t control enough of the digital ad industry to overcharge customers or block competitors.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #australia, #barr-william-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #justice-department, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #search-engines

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Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

#american-petroleum-institute, #appalachian-region, #center-for-biological-diversity, #earthjustice, #energy-and-power, #energy-transfer-partners-lp, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #keystone-pipeline-system, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shale, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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Consumer Bureau Scraps Restrictions on Payday Loans

Lenders spent years battling planned new rules that they said would gut a short-term lending market that often leaves borrowers trapped in debt.

#consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #consumer-protection, #kraninger-kathy, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #payday-loans, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j

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Deutsche Bank Settles Over Ignored Red Flags on Jeffrey Epstein

The German lender repeatedly overlooked suspicious transactions, including payments to people a New York regulator described as his co-conspirators.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #department-of-financial-services-nys, #deutsche-bank-ag, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #money-laundering, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sex-crimes

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What Private Equity Reveals About the Myth of Free Markets

The industry has led to more than 1.3 million job losses in the last decade. Neoliberal ideology is to blame.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #hayek-friedrich-a, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #private-equity, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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What Happens When Big Tech Appears Before Congress?

We’re about to find out. A gathering of the four horsemen of the Techopolypse could be an epic show.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #pichai-sundar, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Boeing 737 Max Test Flights to Begin

The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, are a major step in getting the plane flying again.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Pandemic’s Cleaner Air Could Reshape What We Know About the Atmosphere

Coronavirus shutdowns have cut pollution, and that’s opened the door to a “giant, global environmental experiment” with potentially far-reaching consequences.

#air-pollution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #ozone, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #california-air-resources-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #los-angeles-calif, #nichols-mary-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #san-bernardino-calif, #states-us, #transit-systems, #trucks-and-trucking

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What’s Facebook’s Deal With Donald Trump?

Mark Zuckerberg has forged an uneasy alliance with the Trump administration. He may have gotten too close.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #justice-department, #kaplan-joel-d, #kushner-jared, #mcnamee-roger, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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N.Y.C., Facing Pandemic Fallout, Freezes Rent for 2 Million Tenants for a Year

Landlords, citing rising costs, had pushed for increases. Tenants had argued for rollbacks because of the coronavirus outbreak’s financial toll.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Most Coronavirus Tests Cost About $100. Why Did One Cost $2,315?

U.S. health care prices are unregulated, opaque and unpredictable. When Congress required insurers to cover Covid-19 testing, a few providers decided to take advantage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tests-medical

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You Now Get Almost Nothing for Your Money, but It Could Be Worse

In this crisis, money is priceless, yet banks and money market funds will pay you close to zero in interest for years. That’s if everything turns out well.

#asset-allocation-personal-finances, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #crane-peter-g, #credit-and-debt, #federal-deposit-insurance-corp, #federal-reserve-system, #fidelity-investments, #finances, #interest-rates, #money-market-accounts, #mutual-funds, #nonprofit-organizations, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #t-rowe-price-group-inc, #vanguard-group-inc

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New York Police Will Stop Enforcing Street-Vendor Laws, but Questions Linger

Vendors, who feel harassed by officers and tickets, wonder what will replace the current system.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-council-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Amazon Set to Face Antitrust Charges in European Union

The European Commission plans to bring charges that Amazon abused its dominance in e-commerce.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conflicts-of-interest, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #vestager-margrethe

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With Real-Life Games Halted, Betting World Puts Action on E-Sports

Computer-vs.-computer games of FIFA livestream to gamblers on Twitch. Fantasy contests carry League of Legends lineups. In the coronavirus age, video games have grown into a darling for casinos.

#athletics-and-sports, #casinos, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-sports, #gambling, #nevada-gaming-control-board, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Trump, Citing Pandemic, Moves to Weaken Two Key Environmental Protections

Twin environmental actions set for Thursday underscored the president’s push to roll back regulations as the coronavirus crisis continues.

#clean-air-act, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #infrastructure-public-works, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump, Citing Pandemic, Plans Two Moves to Weaken Key Environmental Protections

Twin environmental actions set for Thursday underscored the president’s push to roll back regulations as the coronavirus crisis continues.

#clean-air-act, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #infrastructure-public-works, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Regulators May Punish Deutsche Bank for Its Jeffrey Epstein Ties

Banking regulators in New York have been investigating the German bank’s yearslong relationship with the disgraced financier.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #deutsche-bank-ag, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #money-laundering, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sex-crimes

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While Twitter Confronts Trump, Zuckerberg Keeps Facebook Out of It

The companies have similar policies on the limits of what they allow users to post. But Facebook is more permissive when the user is President Trump.

#computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump’s Order Targeting Social Media Sites, Explained

The president wants to narrow legal protections for companies like Twitter after it began appending fact-check labels to his postings.

#computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #facebook-inc, #federal-communications-commission, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #libel-and-slander, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

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California Regulators Back PG&E Bankruptcy Plan

The vote increases the likelihood that the utility will resolve its case by a June 30 deadline and get future liability protection from the state.

#bankruptcies, #california, #california-public-utilities-commission, #electric-light-and-power, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #wildfires

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Bank Regulator’s Battle With Anti-Redlining Law Comes to an End

Joseph Otting, the top overseer of the country’s largest banks, drew from his own experiences as a banker to rewrite rules for the Community Reinvestment Act. Not everyone is on board.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #community-reinvestment-act, #law-and-legislation, #office-of-the-comptroller-of-the-currency, #onewest-bank-na, #otting-joseph-m, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Automated Background Checks Freeze Out Renters

Algorithms that scan everything from terror watch lists to eviction records spit out flawed tenant screening reports. And almost nobody is watching.

#affordable-housing, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #consumer-protection, #corelogic-inc, #credit-scores, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #transunion-llc

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Executive Order Is Expected to Curtail Protections for Social Media Companies

The move is almost certain to face a court challenge and signals the latest salvo by President Trump to crack down on online platforms.

#executive-orders-and-memorandums, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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