White House drafting executive order to tackle Silicon Valley’s alleged anti-conservative bias
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White House drafting executive order to tackle Silicon Valley’s alleged anti-conservative biasWhite House drafting executive order to tackle Silicon Valley’s alleged anti-conservative bias

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Published: August 7, 2019  |  7 min read, 1347 words
The White House is circulating drafts of a proposed executive order that would address allegations of anti-conservative bias by social media companies, according to a White House official and two other people familiar with the matter — a month after President Donald Trump pledged...
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Credible
August 8, 2019
While the article is from a credible outlet, readers may find that the lack of verifiable sourcing detracts from the overall veracity of the piece itself. Additionally, while there is a token mention of an opposing viewpoint, there is a sweeping one-sidedness along with speculation about policy which further detracts from the article. Some readers may find it a worthwhile read but may not find themselves any better informed after having done so.
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Balanced
August 8, 2019
The subject is almost necessarily devoid of named sources, because of the fluid and sensitive nature of the topic. Not to write such an article until one could cite an identifiable person could have resulted in the article being quite different in topic and timing.
August 8, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
August 8, 2019
This article cites three different anonymous sources throughout the piece, and even those sources can't be sure about the supposed executive order being drafted because it isn't done being drafted. I appreciate all of the context within the piece regarding internet free speech laws, but the sourcing of "a White House official and two other people familiar with the matter" makes me read with heightened skepticism. For that reason, I cannot fully trust this piece.
August 8, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
August 8, 2019
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Surface Level
August 8, 2019
This article provides context for the issue toward the end, discussing how section 230 of the communications decency act limits the ways the government can regulate online media platforms. Having said that, to get to that point you have to read paragraphs of some speculation based on anonymous sources; which leaves a lot to be desired from a consumer standpoint.
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Speculation
August 8, 2019
While this topic is important overall to investigate, this article is speculation built on more speculation. At this point, it becomes hard to verify anything without more information and concrete detail.
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