Narrative Warfare – Trump Is Right To Demand Congress Repeal Legal Protections for Big Tech or Veto Defense Bill

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OPINION – In a series of tweets, President Trump on Tuesday threatened to veto the 2021 defense bill under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) unless Congress removes legal protections in federal law Section 230 to allow Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites to be held legally liable for the way they police their platforms. While this would put on hold $1 trillion in defense spending for next year, it’s a battle worth fighting.

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…..

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!

While the establishment media ideological siblings to big tech will try to convince us that Trump’s claims that Silicon Valley’s technology giants exhibit systemic bias against conservatives are “unproven” they are in fact real. Examples abound of all three platforms noted above selectively using and enforcing their terms of use or other internal policies to silence and censor conservatives and their views.

(Side note Big media’s new Orwellian tactic to discredit stories they don’t like is to claim without proof that they are ‘unproven’ all the while ignoring all proof.)

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, told Fox News earlier that he was outraged by Twitter’s handling of the New York Post article but will also demand that Dorsey explain “example after example after example of anti-conservative, anti-Republican bias.”

The most recent examples include Twitter banning and removing the New York Post’s stories on Hunter Biden’s laptop and his links to China from its platform, and even blocking any tweets referencing the stories. Happening on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections, some critics, including U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Blackburn, called this “election interference.”

Responding to the wave of criticism over its handling of the story, CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that it was “wrong” to block access to the story. Unfortunately, he added, “Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix.” This can only mean Twitter will instead use other, less blatant, tactics to censor conservatives, which include subjectively “fact-checking” and “labeling” posts to discredit stories.

According to AP, Facebook used a similar approach to limit the distribution of the New York Post story, saying it was “reducing” the story’s distribution on its platform while waiting for third-party fact-checkers to verify it, something it regularly does with material that’s not banned outright from its service.

The media will also try to convince us that Big Tech censorship isn’t a national defense issue and should not be tied to the defense bill, but extraneous issues are regularly tied to all sorts of bills, including defense authorizations. And in fact, Big Tech censorship definitely has a national security aspect.

As I noted in an earlier piece on how Big Tech censorship harms homeland security, I explained how:

America’s Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan had his Twitter account locked by anonymous, unelected tech weenies at Twitter. The crime? Allegedly violating the platform’s rules governing ‘hateful conduct’ after the commissioner attempted to tweet about the security benefits created by the border wall.

added that:

After loud protests, Twitter reversed its block on Morgan. But to make the initial censorship more egregious, Twitter still refuses to block “hateful conduct” posts from Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei calling for the destruction of Israel.

I personally was censored by LinkedIn within 21 hours of posting my article on a U.S. Senate report confirming links between Hunter Biden and China and Russia.

Both the Hunter Biden story and the Border Patrol Chief’s example have direct national security implications. Big Tech censorship directly impacts the ability of Americans to be informed of critical national defense topics and freely engage in the national security debate.

Big Tech censorship is a national security issue, and Trump is right to play hardball and demand an end to Section 230 legal protections for Big Tech as part of the NDAA and 2021 Defense Bill.



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ahem tonto
ahem tonto
10 months ago

Go get ’em President Trump! Big Tech are all big DNC/ New World Order socialist pigs. Veto the legislation if you don’t get what is right for Americans. Let the Obammaite Marxists squirm in their own feces.

American
American
10 months ago
Reply to  ahem tonto

Take out the satellite’s that internet use’s and get rid of it all together. He’ll with computers .

rusell
rusell
10 months ago

they been trying ti be master time to prove to we are the master

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago
Reply to  rusell

They want us peons to bow down to them because they are millionaires and billionaires.

FedUp
FedUp
10 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Hardee

NEVER!!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
10 months ago

Yes, revoke Section 230 Or will they revoke & Biden reinstate 230?

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago

The Beast must not have his way. The Supreme Court must rule that the mail in ballots were illegal and unconstitutional. Only the State legislature can change the rules or order a massive mail ballots to be sent out, which they did not do. So all these ballots are fraudulent and illegal.

Bobby Myrick
Bobby Myrick
10 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Hardee

OK who will make the John Roberts and Brent Kavenaugh read the constitution? By their last ruling they have not read it.

FedUp
FedUp
10 months ago
Reply to  Bobby Myrick

John Roberts is NOT a conservative. Rarely if ever does he vote with conservatives.

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago

Have the FCC pull or cancel their license to operate. They have failed to meet the license requirement of being fair and balanced. They have be a supporter of the Democrats. They have censured the Republicans, Conservatives, and God fearing folks.

Sam
Sam
10 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Hardee

One slight problem: the worst offenders are NOT radio or TV broadcast stations (which emit radio waves and are therefore subject to FCC licensing). Google, Fakebook and Twitter are websites, and therefore do not come under FCC licensing. There are no licenses to cancel.

james robertson
james robertson
10 months ago

Big tech has gotten to big for it’s britches, public forum, public comments, free speech, and freedom of expression.Shopuld be allowed with exceptions, Can not disclose US gov’t top secret, secret, or other guarded damaging information that would harm the US, liableanother person, or any information outside the FOIA,

virginia
virginia
10 months ago

I see Biden as America’s biggest security threat. Remember who gave the names of the seals who took out Bin Laden to the press. Their families had to go into hiding because of the loose lips of Obama/Biden. Does any one think he has gotten smarter ?? It terrifies me that Biden of his current administration choice will even have security clearances!!!!!

Travis Ogle
10 months ago

Big tech censorship is a slap in the face of our freedoms guaranteed by the constitution. Section 230 serves to protect big tech while is demolishes our first amendment freedom of speech. The unwarranted section 230 is also implicated in interfering with the election results of what is perhaps the most important election of a lifetime. If we allow the concealed influence caused by censorship of conservatives to continue within big tech, we can no longer place our faith in fair and honest elections. This is exactly what the Democrats want because they know they can not win if the truth is acknowledged in our election process because it is only the fraud, lies, censorship, threats and theft that can produce a Democrat win. Please Mr. President, there is still time left to save our nation and it’s people from the horrors of socialism and communism. You must act now to eliminate Section 230 and restore our first amendment.

Joyce Bacharka
Joyce Bacharka
10 months ago
Reply to  Travis Ogle

That is true, but who is protecting OUR freedom of speech. Not the techmongers. They protect themselves only. The so-called politically are the ones taking our freedom of speech. That is why I am not a sheep and I speak my mind when needed. I leave nothing out, including hurting feelings. Your feelings getting hurt is not a right, just like health care is not a right. Some of what you said is very true. Some was a stretch. Overall, great conversation

JanD
JanD
10 months ago

These digital deities are in need of a session in the woodshed – take ’em down a peg or two. king George tried to own the early colonists and that sparked a revolution and putting our constitutional rights down legally on paper (parchment?). These arrogant POS need a reminder – as do some puffed up politicians.

disgusted elder
10 months ago

ALL of these Sec.230 sites have without exception attacked the very foundations of American freedom,and need to be exposed to severe legal,and social retribution via courts,and public lack of participation in their “self satisfying” hallucinations!

A Seeker
10 months ago

We can not have Biden in the WHITE HOUSE! If he can not REVEAL all truth that involes his relationship with CHINA! We, the Pople, we must have “ALL TRUTH! NOTHING, but The Truth!” If He was ELECTED BY THE PEOPEL, HE MUST REVEAL EVERY TRUTH to the People and for the PEOPLE! Because, of the PEOPLE and BY the people Biden believed that he won the ELECTION! Because, we the people GAVE HIM OUR TRUST to be our PRESIDENT! He must proves to us, he is WORTHINESS of THAT TRUST! AS Presdient TRUMP went THROUGH!

Joyce Bacharka
Joyce Bacharka
10 months ago
Reply to  A Seeker

So true, but how do we beat the cheating beasts. It took them all four yrs of Trumps term to finally figure out a way to get him out. The earlier bullshit didn’t pan out. You have to feel in your bones that we have some very bad people in our higher government. I would guess we have to win,win, win. Very scary times right now. Im 64 and this is the closet I can remember to losing tjis country. I lay awake at night with this on my mind. Are we even sure that the left, Dr Fauci, didn’t release that virus on us on purpose. He did say in 2017 that Trump would have a pandemic before his term was over. Kinda funny how that came true.

Wedg
Wedg
10 months ago
Reply to  Joyce Bacharka

Fear not. Ephesians 6:10-18

virginia
virginia
10 months ago

I posted on facebook but bet it does not get allowed. I have had 4 lately !!! I AGREE WITH TRUMP as usual. Just because the “biggies” do not agree they should not be allowed to delete. AND Just who are their “fact checkers” and who pays them????

Joyce Bacharka
Joyce Bacharka
10 months ago
Reply to  virginia

All of the mongers that eat our info for lunch and sell adds. I have been very curious about that same thing. So big, so rich, so powerful. Split them up. They just got real lucky.

Sam
Sam
10 months ago
Reply to  virginia

There is just ONE way WE can fight Fakebook: don’t use it!
Close your Fakebook account and don’t ever visit fakebook.com again. If someone sends you an e-mail with a link to Fakebook, just ignore the link. Reply directly to the e-mail if you want to, but NOT through Fakebook.

Bill Williams
10 months ago

Absolutely, isn’t it just the greatest that ‘Our President’ continues to work for us even in his time of adversity. It’s been that way his entire four years, and yet he has prevailed, what a man. I say “Blessing Upon Him”.

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
10 months ago

I wholeheartedly support Pres. Trump in his endeavour to insist that Congress repeal legal protection for Big Tech! It’s a very important decision and one that will make a great deal of difference for most people! It will force Big tech to be held legally liable for the way they police their platforms! As well they will no longer be able to sensor conservatives and their views! Hopefully, it will be attended to very quickly!

Frank Gray
Frank Gray
10 months ago

I don’t understand why it is always the republicans that have to concede to the democRats. They never give an inch to the right. Republicans had better wake up. There is no bipartisanship. We must never let them win. Biden is not our president. He is a communist traitor and should be dealt with as such. Hanging or firing squad is too good for him and his ilk. We the people need to take back our republic by any means necessary. They are still rioting in Portland and we just watch that bulls&#t. It is time for the left to feel the wrath of the righteous.

Joyce Bacharka
Joyce Bacharka
10 months ago
Reply to  Frank Gray

Say that comment loud and proudly. You are soooo correct.

Lilhouse
Lilhouse
10 months ago

To hell with congress. Go over there heads and wipe out 230 Mr President. Quit playing with these RATS.

Joyce Bacharka
Joyce Bacharka
10 months ago

So few control so much. I wonder whose idea it was back in the 90’s to grant such a gift. 30 years and NOW we are upset about their lies and power? I would love to see those companies split up. They are using their liberal employess to distroy the country. Very sad when I watch them at hearings. Zuckerberg reminds me of Data from Star Trek Generations series. He does blink once in awhile, I have watched just for that. Im sure somewhere in the back of his head is a panel to his brain, computer.

TontonB
10 months ago

Mr. President declare a National Emergency under a national security threat from Big Tech.

Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
10 months ago

To do something that is not legal then much later posting an obscure apology is totally wrong. Most people follow the original poster (ie; POTUS) but do not follow the moderator. Thus the people do not ever get to read about the censored post and have no connection to the to the apology.

Norma Ross
10 months ago

Yes, veto Section 230. It is not Democratic . We are allowed freedom of speech, but lying is called libel against individuals . This should be punished by fines and jail time.
We are not a Communist country!

FedUp
FedUp
10 months ago

WHY is it the government ALWAYS backs the wrong group?? They are all demon-crats at heart. Yes, President Trump get the big time!

Larry Gaines
Larry Gaines
10 months ago

I Agree with Trump. Quit the protection of these Big Tech Companies and stop them like they stop us

Mac
Mac
10 months ago

They tried to win with fake votes cuz they know there’s no way they can win. Cuz we hold the power of voting. They tried to take that away.

Casey
Casey
10 months ago

Thank you President Trump! You are the greatest!

Walkin O'Shea
10 months ago

I believe control over Big Tech is part of the defense of the US. If they can’t get on board with sticking to the rules, then it’s time to break up the monopolies. Good for the President.

Jo Ann Fonzone,Esquire
Jo Ann Fonzone,Esquire
10 months ago

About time

Rev. Ronald Roland
Rev. Ronald Roland
10 months ago

And if We The People don’t make sure President stays in the Office we legally elected him to, how long do you think this resolution will last?

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