Just a reminder that we ended last week with the President of the United States, with the backing of many GOP Senators, threatened to end Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Act.
REVOKE 230!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
Section 230 allows users to post material to websites without said websites facing legal repercussions for those posts. It is the foundation of all social media websites. All weekend, video and pictures have been shared en masse on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I just want to take this moment to remind everyone that the reason these videos and pictures have been shared is because of Section 230. Without it all of these videos and pictures would be filtered through not only many editors but lawyers offices as well.
If there has ever been a moment to highlight the importance of section 230 it is right now. Let us hope most of the conservatives in congress agree with this as well…