The American Civil Liberties Union, which had threatened a lawsuit before its details were released, backed down by the end of the day.
“Today’s executive order signing was an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome. After careful review of the order’s text we have determined that the order does not meaningfully alter the ability of religious institutions or individuals to intervene in the political process,” said ACLU director Anthony D. Romero.
"Fake News" undermines our belief that we can find out the truth about something by seeking out information on issues of importance to us. As "Fake News" proliferates (and that process is well underway), we come to expect that all news will be "fake," and we thus lose any belief that the information we are able to find, on any subject, has any relationship to what is actually real and true. This does impair, rather substantially, our ability to engage in the process of self-government.