Third, the order directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “consider taking action . . . to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices” that “may include practices by entities covered by section 230 that restrict speech in ways that do not align with those entities’ public representations about those practices.” For Twitter in particular, the FTC is supposed to create and make “publicly available” a report describing any consumer complaints that “allege violations of law.” … [Read more...] about What does Trump’s latest executive order say about him?
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It’s hard to capture just how badly this order mangles free speech and the entire legislative process. But one of its worst flaws is a common one: making rules that assume every website is Facebook. We’ve said over and over that Section 230 is not “a gift to big tech companies.” It’s a gift to the internet. Trump’s order makes that clearer than ever — because unlike even a fairly similar proposal from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), its “online platform” definition explicitly targets all websites, not just the biggest by users or revenue. … [Read more...] about Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line
The PLANT award annually recognizes communities of all types who prioritize and actively care for their trees. Their gold award recognizes communities that develop comprehensive plans to improve the overall health and survival of their forested areas and identify tangible actions to increase sustainable practices. … [Read more...] about Howard Community College Receives People Loving And Nurturing Trees Gold Award
How many people travel abroad on holiday? Tourism is on the rise. In 2018 there were a record 1.4bn international tourist arrivals, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO), a rise of 6% over 2017. That doesn’t mean 1.4 billion people travel abroad for their holidays, as many people will clock up more than one trip. … [Read more...] about Global tourism hits record highs – but who goes where on holiday?
According to the newspaper, whole areas in Alaska, Canada, Siberia and Greenland were ravaged by fire in 2019, "largely due to hot weather and a spate of dry storms", and it is not unheard of for fires in cold regions to survive underground during winter, only to emerge in spring. … [Read more...] about ‘Difficult to Kill’: Scientists Reportedly Warn of a ‘Zombie Fires’ Threat in Arctic