Trump confirmed that the provision defining social media giant’s liability for content by
users needs to be “removed or changed”. After signing a Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) petition, Trump expected clarification of social media companies’ legal
protections under 1996 formed Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman has confirmed that he hoped social media firms would embrace free
speech but refused to see a role for the FCC to regulate websites like Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, and Twitter.