Trump: Section 230 Must be Eliminated for National Security Purposes

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President Trump stated that Section 230 must be eliminated as a matter of national security, in a tweet late on Thursday night.

Twitter and Facebook are two popular social media platforms that have seen censorship of conservative content at an unprecedented level in the United States. Both platforms have placed warnings of “disputed content” or ‘fact checks’ on many of the President’s tweets and posts.

The platforms have also blocked and suspended accounts that post studies and testimonials about COVID-19 that don't agree with the mainstream media's opinion on the virus. Trump's legal team have seen their posts and accounts blocked or suspended when displaying evidence of election fraud.

Sidney Powell has posted links to her election lawsuits that have been blocked on Twitter.

Many agree with President Trump that we cannot have this level of censorship in a free country. There is also an argument being made, currently, that the one-sided censorship constitutes election interference.

However, John Matze, the founder of Parler disagrees with eliminating Section 230.

“As the founder (of Parler), I like Section 230, especially for us, because we are a neutral town square. We don’t weigh in on the content of the user,” he said, adding users “define their own experience.”

“The problem with Section 230 is that Facebook and Twitter are already in violation of Section 230 because they’re not neutral actors, they’re acting as publishers,” Matze said.

Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Chairman, says they will clarify just what this means for the social media companies.

“Social media companies have a First Amendment right to free speech. But they do not have a First Amendment right to a special immunity denied to other media outlets, such as newspapers and broadcasters.”

Either way, there needs to be action soon. Without free speech and the free exchange of ideas, we will soon find ourselves in a Socialist or Communist country that looks more like China or North Korea.

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35 thoughts on “Trump: Section 230 Must be Eliminated for National Security Purposes”

  1. Without free speech and the free exchange of ideas, we will soon find ourselves in a Socialist or Communist country that looks more like China or North Korea? We have a political party right now
    that claims to be leading in the polls that is leading us at a fast pace in that direction!

  2. The legislature needs to define a law that defines, in very specific terms, the information that is not confirming to free speech, such as hate and calls for mass violence, antisemitism, etc. Any public platform that provides space for such unlawful language, must be susceptible to a lawsuit.

    1. Right, you see how Maxine Waters, Pelos, Schumer, Clapper, etc . . ., have been without consequences. Lying day in and day out.

  3. I agree 100% that the Facebook liar and the twitter socialist have weaponized 230 and are committing treason against 74 million Americans and they must be held legally accountable with real prison time in the toughest prison in the country.

    1. Don’t leave out Youtube. I have not been aloud to copy and paste certain videos since Kavanaugh hearing. Someone got a hold of Ford’s yearbook on social media before she scrubbed it. Youtube would not allow me to share, copy and send.

  4. I agree with Trump. Media should not have the right to censor states opinions of others unless it hate speech. Their platforms are similar to letters to the editor and should not be altered or censored unless it’s hate speech, vulgar or advocates overthrow of our Republic

  5. People like “Zuckerbug” should keep his mouth shut. “Free Speech is for All” not for the “Bug” to limit.

  6. Your story would be better if you included a graf on what Section 230 is — especially helpful for people who aren’t in the know.

    — Award-winning Journalist

  7. My account on Facebook was shut down for violating their standards, they didn’t say which or what I posted to do this. but let’s just say I am obviously a conservative. There being no way to find out I made an appeal, I still am blocked from using my account. I did not do anything other than post some interesting facts about the fraud in this election. Never suggested violence, lawbreaking or anything to do with sexual behavior. I guess the “FACT CHECKERS” are Democrats & are getting frightened that the TRUTH is coming out about the stealing of an election.

  8. That should be done long time ago. All of social medias are underminig security of the country and safety of people. That is known at least for ten years.

  9. Go after a punishment Facebook and any others who have broken the rules! Personally I am sick snd tired of Facebook publishing stuff on my post and denying my post because they disagree !

  10. OUR CONSTITUTION SAYS WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS DEMOCRAT PARTY. THE CONSTITUTION WRITTEN 244 YEARS AGO WAS WRITTEN FOR THE PEOPLE. NOT THE GOVERNMENT . ACTUALLY WAS WRITTEN FOR THEM TO FOLLOW ALSO. IT WAS STRUCTURE FOR EXACTLY THIS TIME IN OUR LIFE TO EXERCISE WHAT GEORGE AND THE MEN OF 1776 DID FOR US.
    THE SECOND AMENDMENT WAS PUT IN FOR A ROGUE GOVERNMENT.

    WELL I BELIEVE THEY ARE HERE.

    WE CAN NOT LET THIS ILLEGAL ELECTION BE PUSHED DOWN OUR THROATS.

    WE CAN NOT.

  11. Private enterprises are not immune from being estopes from censoring merely because they tend to claim that the Constitution applies to the Governments. It islike the Constitutional phrase Interstate Commerce. Sc said IC is all commerce, because thre is Interstate participation at some point along the line. It is up to the Judicial Branch to establih a reasonable boundary which is really arbitrary in order to avert being approaching ridiculous This boundsry is dubject to Court re-evaluation. Same with censorship and Government intervention. If a private enterprise is issued a Gvt. license to operate, it is an arm of the Government and subject to the same Government Constitutional restrictions. Problem is, they are so financially powerful that they are actually ordering the Gvt. about and place themselves above the laws, especially the Supreme Law of The Land and believe they can set up a file on people for whatever purpose they might desire and use it seenfit for the forwarding of their interests which seem to be now to subvert and control the very Gvt. which allows them to exist as Judicial Persons. They are now free from liability. sems they got the Courts to let them be just like Natural Person but cannot be liable for actions taken under the anonymity of the Corporate existence. Only those who actually carried out the unlawful acts, natural persons, are liable. That has got to cease. It must be acknowledge as the only vicarious liability allowable under Criminal Law.

  12. It needs to be canceled they never should have had so much power they are a form of SOCIALISM THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY AND THE SOCIAL MEADIA IS NOTHING BUT BRAIN WASH CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE YOUR FREEDOM
    THE TIME IS NOW TAKE THEM DOWN SO THEY NEVER GET TO WHERE THEY ARE
    THEY HELPED STEAL OUR ELECTION
    ER THE PEOPLE RULE NOT THE MEDIA
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  13. I say shut down Tweeter and Facebook because they have denied our first Amendment rights I think Facebook is bias against America especially the Republicans, China is a communist country ran by a dictator they are trying to take over America and Facebook and Tweeter is helping them

    1. Agree whole heartedly. This is a democracy. We keep it that way. Public is public and should not the partisan.

  14. I have been screaming about this censorship and the need to revoke their section 230 privileges for about 5 years.Why the hell has it taken so long for congress to act….They have held several hearings (where the technocrats told easily provable lies) and nothing has happened…Just like the Benghazi hearings…The blatant censorship on these platforms is so damned blatant that any blind man could see it. Check the numerous outrageous censorship documentation that ReclaimtheNet.com posts every day!…Needs to be action soon!!! What the hell? Censorship and big tech election interference was rampant in 2016 ant they used it to sway between 3 and 10 million votes to Hillary…probably twice that this year. My God man, we are all censored and “fact-checked”(what a joke) every day on every social media giant’s platform. Now they have used it steal the 2020 election and suppress the truth about this bogus “Pandemic”..Come on congress do your damned job. Anti-trust violations are not really the issue…The fact that they ARE and have been acting as PUBLISHERS…for years..by censoring comments, and blocking some content for obvious political agenda reasons. The protections from legal action under 230 has always been dependent on their being “Neutral PUBLIC Platforms”.. The first comment that they censored or post that they blocked should have been the instant revocation of 230.. They need to all be sued for every single cent they have…They must be bankrupted and their owners and CEO’s sent to jail for censoring free speech..This is supposed to be America…The land of free speech… That is true NO MORE…The right to free speech on supposed neutral public platforms and everywhere else must be reclaimed…If it isn’t already too late?

    1. Of course not too late yet. Badden has NOT BEEN CERTIFIED YET. Praying Pre Trump will prevail. We already know who Badden is for – the ILLEGALS and the far left. What will our country come to then? I cannot even imagine.

  15. Twitter and Facebook are social mediums and NOT BE BIPARTISAN. My recent experience is , Twitter does not poat my positive response to Pres Trumps twits. Indecent and NOT FAIR. This is a democracy, nothing should be suppressed but the vulgar and indecent.

  16. Having been censored frequently for trying to correct false info and give references to verify the truth, I feel the section 230 rights given are NOT deserved and need to be removed IMMEDIATELY!

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