President Trump has made a lot of enemies since choosing to run for office.
But time and again Trump wins in the end.
Now he is about to get epic revenge on his biggest enemy and Democrats are furious.
Since Trump has gotten into office, Big Tech has become one of his biggest enemies.
Online companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook have censored him and his supporters, making it much more difficult for him to get his message out.
Since election day, the majority of what he has posted on Twitter has been flagged as “disinformation” because the Fake News Media doesn’t agree with it.
And President Trump is sick of it, announcing on Twitter his action plan to stop these companies from censoring conservatives.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives social media companies legal immunity from lawsuits relating to what users post on their platform.
So while a news website can be sued for what is posted on the site, Facebook and Twitter can’t because it is an open forum.
But the only problem is that it isn’t actually an open forum anymore, and the platforms are choosing what content is and isn’t allowed on their platform, along with throttling certain posts to limit their reach due to it containing content they don’t agree with.
Previously, Trump had discussed changing Section 230 to force platforms to behave as open platforms to gain the legal immunity.
But now he simply wants Section 230 to be repealed, and is demanding it be done through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the yearly defense funding bill, or he will veto the entire bill.
Trump tweeted, “Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand.”
He finished his point in a follow-up Tweet, writing, “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!”
The NDAA authorizes $740 billion in military funding, making it quite the bargaining chip.