White House considering legal action against Twitter for NY Post censorship: Trump campaign adviser

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Oct 17th, 2020 2:49 pm
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Last Updated Oct 20th, 2020 at 12:01 am

Trump campaign senior adviser Steve Cortez said on Thursday the White House is looking into taking legal action against Twitter for its censorship of the New York Post's Hunter Biden bombshell story earlier this week.

"The White House is very much looking into that as we speak — what can be done from the executive branch side, what can the [Department of Justice] do for example, or Department of Commerce," Cortez said.

🔦 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai said he "intends to move forward ... to clarify the meaning of [Section 230 of Communications Act]."

"Members of all three branches of the federal government have expressed serious concerns about the prevailing interpretation of the immunity set forth in Section 230 of the Communications Acts," Pai said in a statement. "There is bipartisan support in Congress to reform the law.

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Social media companies have a First Amendment right to free speech. But they do not have a First Amendment right to a special immunity denied to other media outlets, such as newspapers and broadcasters."

On Friday, Republican senators Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley called for Twitter and Facebook to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for "election interference."


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