Trump Administration Petitioning FCC To Clarify Scope Of Protections For Social Media Companies


President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) on Monday, directing the FCC to implement his EO preventing online censorship and to limit Section 230 immunity for social media companies.

Yesterday, the Department of commerce issued a public statement that it:

On Monday, the Department of Commerce, as directed by President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship, filed a petition to clarify the scope of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. The petition requests that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clarify that Section 230 does not permit social media companies that alter or editorialize users’ speech to escape civil liability. The petition also requests that the FCC clarify when an online platform curates content in “good faith,” and requests transparency requirements on their moderation practices, similar to requirements imposed on broadband service providers under Title I of the Communications Act.  President Trump will continue to fight back against unfair,

The White House

A growing number of prominent conservatives and bloggers have been highlighting this censorship. Tucker Carlson, in video below, notes:

Big TechCensorship isn’t about public health, it’s not about science — it never was.”