Trump to Veto Defense Bill Unless Section 230 Big Tech Shield Repealed

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Trump is threatening to veto a major defense bill unless Congress repeals section 230 that shields big tech from liability, while Georgia Secretary of State has launched 250 investigations into credible cases of election fraud.

Trump says he’ll veto defense bill unless section 230 shield for big tech is repealed

Late Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act unless Congress repeals Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which he and other critics say unfairly gives a shield to social media platforms from liability over items posted on their platforms, Fox reported.

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!”

Opponents of section 230 haven’t decried its protections in light of the way social media giants such as Twitter and Facebook continue to behave more and more like publishers by increasingly censoring content, when their original argument for protections was that they need to be shielded because they were a neutral platform.

The tipping point was when Facebook blocked a story by legitimate news agency the New York Post over a report featuring actual emails from Hunter Biden that link his father Joe to his Ukrainian business dealings. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called it “election interference.”

250 investigations into ‘credible claims of illegal voting’ opened by Georgia Secretary Of State

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, announced earlier this week that the state of Georgia has opened 250 investigations into what it deemed as “credible claims of illegal voting and violation of state election law.”

“There are currently over 250 open cases from 2020 and we have 23 investigators to follow up on that,” Raffensperger said during a press conference. “Some of these include, a charge Gwinnett County that absentee ballots outnumber absentee envelopes. This is the kind of specific charge that our office can investigate and ascertain the truth.”

Raffensperger also outlined some of the incidents of potential fraud that are under investigation, the Daily Wire reported.

“We have opened an investigation into a group called America Votes who is sending absentee ballot applications to people at addresses where they have not lived since 1994,” Raffensperger said, while also naming “Vote Forward, who attempted to register a dead Alabama voter, a woman, to vote here in Georgia.”

Raffensperger added that they were investigating “The New Georgia Project, who sent voter registration applications to New York City” and are looking at “Operation New Voter Registration Georgia, who is telling college students in Georgia that they can change their residency to Georgia and then change it back after the election.”