#FCC Chairman Says He'll Seek To Regulate #SocialMedia Under Trump's Executive Order; #FreedomOfSpeech

(CNN) — The Federal Communications Commission will draft regulations intended for social media companies following a petition earlier this year by the Trump administration, the agency's chairman says.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will draft regulations intended for social media companies following a petition earlier this year by the Trump administration, the agency's chairman said Thursday.

In a tweet, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai indicated he will move forward with a rulemaking to “clarify” Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934, which currently acts as a legal shield for tech companies' handling of user generated content.

The move could inflame a national debate over the law, which has been spurred by numerous conservative complaints that tech platforms are systematically biased against right-wing views. The tech industry has strenuously denied the claim. Brian Fung, CNN Business/@CNN

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