Again, the nuance, both legal and practical, is lost on many.
By "verifying" or fact-checking Trump (but not others), Twitter becomes a publisher. Not a forum, not a social media platform, but a publisher. By taking on the mantle of verifying what people say, instead of simply having an open venue, they legally become a different entity.
Just as with YouTube, for whom there is documentation of their arbitrarily throttling and demonitizing certain political viewpoints, Twitter is now opening themselves up for regulation as a content creator.
And the even better thing is it means that even more so that online posts, tweets, submissions etc. like Trumps will be voided and blocked from ever seeing the light of day!
It is actually a great thing as that means less anti-vaxxers crap online, less far-wing extremist crap online, less blatant attack posts online, less online bullying. A lot of more real and factual and properly vetted information online and not the Russian/NK/China/extremist/whoever driven stuff that the online world has been infested with for so long.
Trump may finally give what so many have been asking for, a stop to the misinformation (that he himself posts). That would be great. And the online world is mature and established enough that it will be fine. And funnily the companies that will thrive the most, that will be able to garner the resources and facilitate the changes, are the very ones he is raging against (along with his fellow TDS sufferers).
I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. - W. Shatner
There are many kinds of sentences that we think state facts about the world but that are really just expressions of our attitudes. - F. Ramsey