Skip to comments.Trump will veto defense bill unless legal protections for Big Tech are removed
Posted on 12/02/2020 9:06:11 PM PST by xomething
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,’ Trump wrote.
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as the annual defense-spending bill is called, unless it does away with Section 230, which provides indemnity to Big Tech companies.
A tweet sent by the President On Tuesday night, the president tweeted, “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.”
“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,” he continued.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Section 230, which...
The NDAA, approved annually by Congress, accounts for $740 billion of funding for the U.S. military. Legislators on the congressional committees responsible for the bill were already scheduled to meet today to debate it.
In its current form, Section 230 removes any liability from websites for content which users post online. While touted as helping free speech to flourish, experience suggests this provision has been abused by Big Tech companies who have set their own standards for what constitutes acceptable speech on their platforms.
In the run up to the election, Twitter and Facebook widely censored Trump, but left former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden largely untouched. Twitter notably censored a New York Post article detailing that Biden was aware of his son’s Ukrainian business dealings. The Trump campaign warned at the time that “Facebook is rigging the election for Joe Biden.”
Speaking at the beginning of October, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) described the “silencing” and “censoring” performed by Big Tech as “the single greatest threat to free speech and democracy.”
The recent hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Section 230 found that tech giants have collaborated in censorship and that “Facebook has an internal platform to manage” this collaboration.
Evidence provided by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), suggested that Facebook coordinated with Twitter and Google to effect content censorship across the internet.
Trump tweeted last Friday concerning the dangers Section 230 poses, saying that “for purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!”
Blair Brandt, political advisor and member of the Trump Finance Committee, welcomed the president’s most recent message against Section 230, calling the action “epic & legendary.” Brandt added that to repeal Section 230 “makes sense since these platforms are censoring American officials while bolstering foreign adversaries.”
Hawley also signaled his support, re-posting the president’s message with the words, “The President it right.”
Josh Hawley @ HawleyMO The President is right
The phenomenon of political censorship was summarized by Trump in May, when he wrote a message saying, “Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!”
Sound right to me.
been saying it since the election. It’s the final FU to twitter and facebook for all the crap he took for 4 years..
He won’t veto it.
Do it Trump!
This is the constitutional and correct solution to our Big Tech problem.
Let Big Tech drown in legal charges from every single person they’ve censored.
Yup, if the wanna protect the Masters Of The Universe strip it from a bill it doesn’t belong in anyway and send it as a separate bill and see how it flies.
Pres Trump knows that the Americans who voted for him will not blame him one iota if he vetoes the whole mess. Shutting down America is already being done by the democrats and republicans who are globalists.
There probably isn’t anything that Pres Trump would do in the name of the American citizen and/or for America that will cause us to turn our backs on him.
Big Tech just got a huge boost from the traitorous scum in the Senate. Yes, entire Senate just threw the American worker under the bus.
No doubt a lot of corrupt cash flows through these spending bills.
Trump can veto it, but slo-joe will sign it in Jan.
If Sloe Joe is in office, it wont matter
Oh it’s just the beginning!
At this point I wouldn’t sign anything they want...unless they give, and then give some more!
Mark Fuckerberg and his Chinese spy wife had a far greater role in the THEFT of this election than you realize. "Crap" doesn't even BEGIN to describe the sickening significance of Fuckerberg HELPING TO FUND THE THEFT and helping the DemonRats ORGANIZE THE THEFT via Farcebook.
Fuckerberg and his Chinese spy wife should be ARRESTED. And WHERE is Eric Coomer? Is ANYONE looking for him? DOUBTFUL! And I am SICK of our Republican CongressCritters, TOO!.. CRICKETS! How DARE they not stand UP for and WITH Trump in his APPARENTLY ONE MAN BATTLE FOR THE VERY SURVIVAL OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
Chinese. Chinese. Chinese. Always Chinese. Yet most of the employees and much of the management are Indian.
They are both equally as bad and should both be called out.
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