(Natural News) Big Tech censorship has swelled to the point that President Donald Trump is finally laying down the law with an ultimatum: either Congress repeals Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), or Trump vetoes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
In a tweet, the president reiterated that Section 230 “is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to ‘Big Tech’ (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!).” He added that the clause is “a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity,” allowing tech giants like Facebook and Twitter to interfere in the election process without consequence.
“Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand,” Trump explained about why Section 230 needs to go.
“Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!”
Back in the summer, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new guidelines suggesting that Section 230 was on the chopping block. Nothing thus far has materialized, however, so Trump is intervening.
“This is huge news,” writes Jacob Palmieri on his blog. “Section 230 is the only thing allowing for Big Tech to continue their stranglehold on Free Speech. Without it, they will be forced to stop censoring Conservatives.”
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The time is now to urge Congress to support the president
What remains to be seen is how much support Trump has from Congress on this issue. Since it has been ruminating for several years now, most in Congress should be aware of what Section 230 entails, and are hopefully prepared to act accordingly.
Even Joe Biden, America’s fake “president-elect,”has stated that once “in office” he will supposedly crack down on Big Tech’s First Amendment abuses, which escalated dramatically after Trump won his first term in the White House.
Why Biden would want to do this when Big Tech helped him steal the election from Trump remains unclear, but this was one of his talking points in the weeks leading up to Nov. 3.
Meanwhile, conservatives all across America are waiting to see which Republicans are willing to join Trump in taking on Big Tech, and which are just useless RINOs (Republicans in name only) who await either Gitmo or the gallows.
As long as Trump has a veto-proof majority of support, the NDAA will be dead in the water if Congress fails to act. Perhaps now is the time to contact your representatives to urge them to do the right thing and hold Silicon Valley accountable for trampling the First Amendment.
Keep in mind that Big Tech is even censoring people for merely questioning the safety and effectiveness of face masks.
We can only ask the question: Where does it all end? If Big Tech is allowed to censor at will, nobody’s free speech is safe. Sure, those who abide by the prevailing narratives of the day see nothing wrong with the tech giants squelching “disinformation,” but what happens when their beliefs are deemed to be “disinformation?”
That famous poem from Martin Niemöller comes to mind, which reads:
“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”