Donald Trump has this ace up his sleeve to end social media censorship
Twitter and Facebook imposed Communist China-style censorship on their platforms to prevent the New York Post from sharing a story about alleged corruption in the Biden family.
Conservatives accused the social media giants of rigging the election.
And now Donald Trump has this ace up his sleeve to end social media censorship.
Social media companies can censor content because of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
This section holds that “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
Section 230 removes their liability and allows them to remove content like the New York Post story and ban users from sharing without any recourse by the users.
Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai tweeted out that Twitter and Facebook shutting down the accounts of the New York Post, the Trump Campaign, and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany over sharing the story about Joe Biden allegedly knowing the details of Hunter Biden’s corrupt business dealings in the Ukraine was the last straw.
Chairman Pai tweeted out that it was time to reconsider Section 230 and he would be proceeding with a rule clarifying the social media companies carve out.
Even Republicans who falsely believed there was a market solution to a monopoly created by the government are coming around.
But the Trump administration isn’t waiting around for a legislative solution.
The administration is taking action to strip social media companies of their special carve out.