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Tech group files first lawsuit against Trump over executive order targeting social media

Trump issued the controversial directive last week, just days after Twitter took the rare step of fact checking one of his tweets. Foto: Olivier Douliery

A Washington-based tech group supported by Facebook, Google and Twitter filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging his executive order targeting social-media giants threatens to "curtail and chill constitutionally protected speech" during the 2020 presidential election.

The challenge brought by the Center for Democracy and Technology marks the first major legal test of Trump's directive, which paves the way for federal agencies to investigate and penalize some of Silicon Valley's most popular platforms over the way they police politically oriented posts, photos and videos across the web...

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