Chairman Ajit Pai Statement on Section 230

After Facebook and Twitter took action to limit the distribution of New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden e-mails and the enormous backlash it created against those social media platforms, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai releases the following statement [PDF file]:

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement on Section 230 of the Communications Decency 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 Act. There is bipartisan support in Congress to reform the law. The U.S. Department of Commerce has petitioned the Commission to ‘clarify ambiguities in section 230.’ And earlier this week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pointed out that courts have relied upon ‘policy and purpose arguments to grant sweeping protections to Internet platforms’ that appear to go far beyond the actual text of the provision.

“As elected officials consider whether to change the law, the question remains: What does Section 230 currently mean? Many advance an overly broad interpretation that in some cases shields social media companies from consumer protection laws in a way that has no basis in the text of Section 230. The Commission’s General Counsel has informed me that the FCC has the legal authority to interpret Section 230. Consistent with this advice, I intend to move forward with a rulemaking to clarify its meaning.

“Throughout my tenure at the Federal Communications Commission, I have favored regulatory parity, transparency, and free expression. 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.”

In addition to Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Thursday that the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to subpoena Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey.

Republican senators are calling on Dorsey to testify on October 23rd to give him a chance to explain the decision to limit the spread of New York Post articles about Hunter Biden and why it shouldn’t be viewed as an attempt in election interference.

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Rudy Giuliani On His Ukrainian Investigation

Rudy Giuliani visits Fox and Friends to talk about the results of his investigation of corruption in Ukraine involving former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

Giuliani looks exceptionally ticked off when talking about his findings concerning the involvement of high level US government officials in Ukraine corruption.

I can’t sit by and watch my country be sold out by Joe Biden.

Rudy had a lot to say, and it wasn’t easy to interrupt him. During his ten plus minutes, he did most of the talking and managed to get his point across quite clearly. In response, the mainstream media accuse him of pushing unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about the former vice president. Time will tell who is right. Hopefully, sooner than later.

Rudy Giuliani

On Fox and Friends.

Published on Jan 24, 2020

From the interview on Fox and Friends:
Rudy Giuliani expresses his opinion on the ongoing Trump impeachment trial in US Senate.

It’s a total waste of money. It’s a complete show on the part of the democrats. And they should be sued for conspiracy to defraud the United States, and they should pay for that hearing.

Rudy Giuliani

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