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June 17, 2020
BREAKING: DOJ Proposing a Rollback of Big Tech Protections
Big Tech deplatforms anyone they don't like. Lately, with the support and encouragement of the Democrat party (see NANCY PELOSI WANTS ADVERTISERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS TO CANCEL YOU FOR BAD COVID OPINIONS and BUSTED: YOUTUBE DELETING COMMENTS CRITICAL OF CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY). But who can we count on to deplatform the deplatformers? According to the Department of Justice, them. Or at least they are suggesting that congress be involved. What could go wrong?
The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections that big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a senior official said, following through on U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to crack down on tech giants.
The goal of the proposal, which is being finalized, is to push tech companies to address criminal content on their platforms and boost transparency for users when the outlets take down lawful material, the senior Justice Department official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. But to become law, U.S. lawmakers would need to propose and approve legislation based on the department's recommendations.
Trump wants to "remove or change" a provision of a law known as Section 230. Under the 1996 Communications Decency Act, Section 230 does not generally hold platforms responsible for what their users post and allows them to moderate the content of their sites as they see fit.
I keep going back and forth will how I feel about this. We've of course had/are still having our problems with Big Tech. Just yesterday, we found out that Google threatened to deplatform The Federalist unless they deleted their comment section. In a story that started with NBC News narcing out websites critical of them to Google, based on a foreign "fact-checking" site.
The Federalist took down its comments section after Google threatened demonetization. But co-founder @bdomenech has… https://t.co/NTDy0ZqBwG— Glenn Beck (@Glenn Beck) 1592423719.0
The flow of information is controlled by a small handful of companies run by bitterly partisan people who feel it's their calling to silence viewpoints they dislike. Just because if it's not their opinion, it means you're a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic hater who denies science and loves guns. How dare you.
Here's the two questions I can't let go of. If these protections are eliminated, doesn't that most likely mean more Big Tech censorship against the right? Or even the middle? Also, if the protections are rolled back, what happens in 2021 if we find ourselves with President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Schumer? None of my friends on the right who support this have given me a good answer yet.
Sound off in the comments (while you still can). Do you have concerns?
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