Trump administration officials are planning to propose a sweeping lift of a ban on online platforms that the administration says “spam” Americans’ newsfeeds.
The plan would open up the way for users to create and share links and share photos, while still barring “the sale of products or services that do not comply with the law or promote unlawful activity.”
The proposal is expected to be unveiled this week at the White House and is likely to face a difficult confirmation process.
The White House has not yet released a statement on the plan.
A White House official said the proposal would “bring an end to the spamming that has become a growing problem” for users.
The official said that in the past, the White Houses office had advocated for the removal of the ban on the use of Facebook, but that it had not been implemented.
The administration has repeatedly called for the ban to be lifted.
The ban has been used by many groups and political groups to stifle political dissent, but has also been used to harass and intimidate users.