Big news happening as GOP lawmakers are working diligently to stop the censorship of Big Tech companies against conservatives.
As you know, before and during the Trump presidency, Big Tech giants Twitter, Google, and Facebook have been literally working overtime to censor conservatives who refuse to accept the liberal narratives of the mainstream media.
Now Lindsey Graham and other key Republican Senators are fighting back to change the laws to stop the insane censorship against conservatives.
Several prominent Republican senators have introduced legislation designed to turn up the pressure on Big Tech.
Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced The Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act, on September 8. The Act aims to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) and provide more accountability for Big Tech companies.
Senator Marsha Blackburn tee’d off on Twitter about it.
Big Tech companies have stretched their liability shield past its limits, and the national discourse now suffers because of it. @SenatorWicker@LindseyGrahamSCQuote Tweet
“Today’s internet is a different online product from what was available in 1996; the polished megaplatforms we associate with online research and debate exert unprecedented influence over how Americans discover new information, and what information is available for discovery,” she added.
The new legislation comes amid a coarsening, deepening debate over Section 230, which currently provides protections for tech companies that censor materials. Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a public comment period regarding President Trump’s May executive order on “Preventing Online Censorship.” The following month, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) sent a letter to the FCC asking the agency to “take a fresh look” at Section 230, and to “interpret the vague standard of ‘good faith’ with specific guidelines and direction.”
“For too long, social media platforms have hidden behind Section 230 protections to censor content that deviates from their beliefs,” Wicker wrote on Twitter, ironically.
These practices should not receive special protections in our society where freedom of speech is at the core of our nation’s values.Quote Tweet, Wicker Added.
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