Progressive-Democratic Party Presidential candidate Joe Biden says it’s time to start censoring private enterprise eliminate protections for tech platforms that publish user posts [emphasis added].
“Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one,” Biden said in the interview, which was published on Friday.
The law, which was enacted in 1996 as part of the Communications Decency Act, gives websites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter broad legal immunity—essentially, it eliminates the possibility of legal consequences over what their users post. The statute was created to protect free speech on the internet.
Biden went further:
…we should be setting standards not unlike the Europeans are doing relative to privacy[.]
This is just more of Progressive-Democrats “be like Europe” sewage.
Biden did more:
[The Times] can’t write something you know to be false and be exempt from being sued. But [Zuckerberg] can….
This…foolishness…is a deliberately false analogy. Facebook isn’t originating content like [The Times] does. A more honest, albeit equally loose, analogy would be to liken Facebook to the distributor of editions of [The Times]. Maybe Biden wants newsstands, or the neighborhood paperboy, censored as responsible for [The Times]’s content.
It is propagating falsehoods they know to be false….
This is yet another example of the utter contempt in which Progressive-Democrats hold us average Americans. We’re just too grindingly stupid, Biden and his fellows insist, to discriminate for ourselves among the false, the erroneous, the satire, the foolish, the uncomfortably true, the simply true, etc. Our Know Betters have to do that for us.
There’s much over which to criticize Facebook, but government censoring free speech isn’t on that list.