kurt asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Will Democrats back off calls for removing Section 230 protecting social media now that they have agreed to suppress FREE SPEECH?

Prominent Democrats including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in the past called for breaking up Big social media companies and remove section 230 protecting them from lawsuits. Now that Biden has won and Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon have shut down their opponents stopping free speech, Democrats have gone silent

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  • 1 month ago

    We aren't suppressing free speech, you idiot

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Suppressing free speech? When will Trumpites learn that internet platforms don't owe you access to their services in the first place, hence cannot suppress your 'speech'. You're not even paying to use them. Yahoo Answers can boot you off their site without any explanation.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The media is big contributors to the democrat campaign so I doubt democrat will push for its removal of its owner

  • 1 month ago

    Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act says that a provider (like Twitter) shall not be treated as a publisher of any information posted by its users.

     

    You don't want to live in a world where Section 230 is repealed. Every online platform would face multiple lawsuits every day... Twitter, Facebook, Amazon Web Services, GoDaddy, Quora, Yahoo Answers, Parler, etc. Anytime one of these platforms hosted a controversial statement they'd be liable to suit.

     

    For example, if someone on Y/A said "Obama is a terrorist," then Y/A could  be sued for defamation. If someone on Parler said "We should storm the Capitol building," then Parler could be sued for inciting an insurrection.

     

    Section 230 protects free speech. Ask yourself why Trump wanted to repeal it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They essentially shut down 230 when they went after Backpage.   

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    User “?” is an idiot. 1984 is about Stalin’s censorship of the media. Kind of like what Trump did except without killing those people who speak bad about him.

  • 1 month ago

    Don't be trying to rush us or control what Biden does. He won. You sit and wait and be still. Republicans love to try and control, what the Dems do. Its not going to happen. 

  • 1 month ago

    It has always been said, If Democrats didn't have double standards, they would have no standards at all. 

    Nothing new here. 

    Orwells 1984 is beginning

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