Social Media Censorship Violates 47 U.S. Code § 230

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Life Site News 15 Oct 20 | GOP senators decry Big Tech censorship of NY Post story exposing Biden corruption

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have announced their intent to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and possibly Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg so they can explain why bombshell reports of corruption among the Biden family published by the New York Post are being censored on their platforms. More…

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New York Post 15 Oct 20 | Twitter changes guidelines following Post censorship controversy

Twitter has changed its “Hacked Materials Policy” in the wake of the social media giant’s controversial decision to block an exclusive report by The Post on Hunter Biden’s emails, the company said Thursday.

Twitter will no longer remove allegedly “hacked” content unless it is shared by hackers themselves or by accomplices and will label questionable tweets rather than blocking them from being shared, Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety leaders posted online. More…

Headline 16 Oct 2020 | Facebook, Twitter employees send over 90% of political donations to Democrats: report

The Law

47 U.S. Code § 230 – Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material

“…online intermediaries that host or republish speech are protected against a range of laws that might otherwise be used to hold them legally responsible for what others say and do. The protected intermediaries include not only regular Internet Service Providers (ISPs), but also a range of “interactive computer service providers,” including basically any online service [like Twitter or Facebook] that publishes third-party content. Though there are important exceptions for certain criminal and intellectual property-based claims, CDA 230 creates a broad protection that has allowed innovation and free speech online to flourish.” Electronic Frontier Foundation

In simplified language, social media that operates within the boundaries of the law are not liable for what you and I post online. We are.

The social media giants have grossly stepped outside the protective boundary of the law and are now ineligible for immunity from lawsuits.

The Cure

Vote all the way down your ballot and mark all Republican candidates. The candidate for which you do not vote automatically becomes a Democrat vote.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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