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Twitter as Prototype of the New High-Tech Totalitarianism

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Social media giants have been shielded from such liability by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, legislation enacted in the salad days of the Internet when few anticipated how these companies would evolve into global monopolies and concerns were different. President Trump has stepped in with an executive order essentially attempting to rein in Section 230. Some Democrats, including Joe Biden, have wanted to do the same thing—at least until Trump supported it. Now we’ll see. Trump is obviously using his bully pulpit to convince Twitter to play fair, but ultimately, this is a job for Congress to address.