I can remember back in November 2016, after the elections, speaking with a large number of tech workers from Facebook, Google, Paypal, etc. As a part-time Uber driver, I had captive audiences during the trips and they were more than ready to share their shock and frustration of Donald Trump’s victory.
What was surprising was the number of supervisors who had called in sick, according to the Google workers I spoke with, the day after the election, weeping, and trying to process and deal with the election results. As the weeks went on the rhetoric became more focused. “We can’t believe this happened and our bosses are telling us Silicon Valley will not let this happen again in 2020.” I knew at that point in time, things would get ugly in the spring, up to election night.
When looking at the current landscape of Google and Youtube search manipulations, armies of Facebook & Twitter “fact-checkers” now deleting accounts and content they object too, including President Trump, etc., I can see Silicon Valley is 100 percent in anti-Trump campaign mode.
Why do they keep on pushing ahead on censorship? There is a provision of a law known as Section 230. Under the 1996 Communications Decency Act, Section 230 does not generally hold platforms responsible for what their user’s post and allows them to moderate the content of their sites as they see fit. AG Barr has had enough and has the DOJ working on removing their protections.
According to The Gateway Pundit
Last week Attorney General Bill Barr joined Bret Baier on Special Report and said he “clearly” believes the social media giants are “engaged in censorship” and are acting like “publishers.
The U.S. Justice Department will propose legislation as soon as Wednesday to try to remove protections that big tech platforms like Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook (FB.O) have had for decades, a department official said on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
President Donald Trump, who has battled Twitter (TWTR.N) and other tech companies over alleged censorship of conservative voices on social media platforms, said in late May he would propose legislation that may scrap or weaken the law shielding internet companies, in an extraordinary attempt to regulate the outlets where he has been criticized.
Trump wants to “remove or change” a provision of a law known as Section 230. Under the 1996 Communications Decency Act, Section 230 does not generally hold platforms responsible for what their users post and allows them to moderate the content of their sites as they see fit.
The Justice Department plans to make a legislative proposal that Congress would have to pass, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the proposal.
Watch: AG Barr claims social media platforms are “censoring particular viewpoints and putting their own content in there” pic.twitter.com/IqJSK3T1Ep
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It is encouraging to see the DOJ involved is removing this loophole, but there is the main hurdle for them to overcome. Her name is Nancy Pelosi, The Speaker Of The House. The changes recommended by AG Barr’s team would require the law to be modified through the Congress, and she would not allow this to even go to committee, if possible.
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The solution will have to be in January, assuming the GOP wins back the House, keeps the Senate and President Trump is re-eected. In the mean time, let’s pray Google and the others don’t steal the election for Joe Biden.
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