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Section 230 Is Unconstitutional, But The Incumbent Regime Is No Friend To Free Speech In Calling For Its Elimination
Speaking at an event against “hate-fueled violence” (as opposed to the government’s preferred economic motives for violence, presumably), President Asterisk challenged Congress to strike a blow for Freedom Of Speech and end Big Tech Social Media’s censorship license known as Section 230 Of the Communications Decency Act.
“I’m calling on Congress to get rid of special immunity for social media companies and impose much stronger transparency requirements on all of them,” Biden said, alluding to Section 230.
Publishers can be held liable for any content they post, while social media platforms are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal law that shields online companies from liability related to content posted by users. In particular, part of the law states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
Section 230 is unquestionably an unconstitutional abridgement of the freedom of speech, and it should never have been passed into law nor given credence by the courts—one of many times the courts have gotten the law horribly wrong.
In reality, of course, Dementia Joe does not give one tinker’s damn about Free Speech, and his call for elimination of Section 230 is not a call for the elimination of Social Media Censorship but rather for even stricter and more burdensome forms of it. He even said as much:
The Democrat said he wants Congress to “hold social media companies accountable for spreading hate.” The remarks received a standing ovation from attendees.
This is the same person who made vicious, hateful, and arguably defamatory attacks against the “unvaccinated” in demanding OSHA enact an illegal and unconstitutional (and unncessary) COVID-19 inoculation mandate last fall.
This is the same Biden Regime whose execrable and foundationally evil “Winter of Death” rhetoric I called out last December.
It was opposition to that same “Winter of Death” rhetoric that resulted in my permanent suspension from LinkedIn.
Thus while I enthusiastically support the idea of erasing from the US Code all notion of giving Big Tech Social Media (or anyone else) license to censor and suppress speech, I do not for one moment believe that the incumbent Regime in the White House intends anything by this but even greater censorship, an even heavier hand of suppression, an even more despotic regime of oppression.
The Biden Regime is no friend of Free Speech, not even when it accidentally proposes something that would by itself benefit Free Speech.
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