Friday, December 4, 2020

President Trump Makes Bold Play to Strip Section 230 From Big Tech; Threatens Veto of Defense Bill Unless Social Media Rules Altered, and related stories

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Trump makes bold play to strip Section 230 from Big Tech:
President Donald Trump in a late-night tweet made clear Section 230 shields for “Big Tech” has to go, or the National Defense Authorization Act with all its funding for the military won’t pass.
It’s about time all the talk, talk, talk about Section 230 and the need to repeal is finally making it to the walk.
Congress, particularly Republicans in Congress, have held far too many hearings with social media giants and listened as they denied censorship, explained away their censorship and outright dismissed their censorship as non-censorship. And honestly, in one respect — these social media giants are right.
It’s not the American way to sic the government on private business.
In other words, in a free market, private business actually has the right to “censor.” Social media company chiefs have the right to publish any and all leftist-leaning opinions they want, while simultaneously denying posting of any and all conservative-leaning opinions they want. That’s not a First Amendment violation; the First Amendment restricts government, not private businesses.
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Trump Threatens Veto of Defense Bill Unless Social Media Rules Altered:
President Donald Trump late Tuesday threatened to veto defense legislation unless rules shielding technology companies from most liability lawsuits are changed.
“Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to ‘Big Tech’ (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!” he added.
The NDAA is approved by Congress every year to fund the military.
Democratic lawmakers quickly reacted to Trump’s threat. --->READ MORE HERE
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