(RepublicanPress.org) – Big Tech continued their long-standing practice of throttling conservative voices throughout the 2020 election cycle and its aftermath. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted his company coordinated those efforts with Google and Twitter during a November Senate hearing.
Alan Dershowitz, and longtime ally of Donald Trump, sat down for an interview with Newsmax TV on December 19. They discussed potential legal recourse for Big Tech over their misuse of censorship.
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) December 19, 2020
As Dershowitz explained, companies like Google and Facebook enjoy liability protections regarding how they handle user-generated content under Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
Yes, they might face lengthy anti-trust lawsuits. However, those Section 230 protections mean big tech companies have little incentive to alter their practices if they lose those suits. This is because the economic impact of those actions will be nominal compared to their annual profit margins.
According to Dershowitz, the only way to get control over big-tech is to repeal Section 230. The greater question for many is whether or not big tech’s unbridled power should be stopped. However, President Donald Trump handed down a definitive “no” when he issued an executive order preventing online censorship on May 28, 2020.
After all, everyone benefits from a free and fair exchange of ideas online in accordance with the spirit of First Amendment principles.
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