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Trump is trying to rig the FCC to pass his executive order cracking down on Facebook and Twitter

Added 09-17-20 06:14:02am EST - “President Trump nominated NTIA advisor Nathan Simington to join the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in place of Mike O'Rielly.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Trump is trying to rig the FCC to pass his executive order cracking down on Facebook and Twitter”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Donald Trump is trying to replace an FCC member who displeased him by questioning his executive order on social media.

The president on Wednesday nominated White House official Nathan Simington to join the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Simington is currently an adviser to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

The Verge reported last week that Simington was in the running to take over from Republican FCC commissioner Mike O'Rielly.

Trump abruptly withdrew his re-nomination for O'Rielly in August after O'Rielly appeared to oppose an executive order signed by Trump in May targeting social media companies.

The order would give powers to federal regulators to amend Section 230, a section of the 1996 Communications Decency Act  that protects internet companies from being liable for the content users post and gives them the authority to moderate their own platforms.

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