Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) told Newsmax viewers that he plans to sponsor a bill in Congress that would reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which protects publishers from being sued over what users post on their sites.
Congressman Howdy Doody has somehow conflated users being kicked off Twitter or Facebook for violating the terms of service as violating folks’ First Amendment rights.
“Greg Steube and I are leading a charge to reform that terrible Section 230 that gives them basically this full-on immunity where the American people are unable to go after Big Tech when they assault out First Amendment rights,” said Cawthorn.
“If our bill passes, and we know the Democrats are not going to allow us to do that because this is one of their greatest weapons, but when our bill passes in the next Congress, you’re going to start seeing Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, all these big tech companies start answering for their crimes,” he added.
Ahem, the 1st Amendment says, “CONGRESS shall make no law…” It doesn’t say anything about Facebook, Twitter, or big tech companies.
There is NO constitutional right to be on Twitter or Facebook.
Conservatives (and others) get kicked off Twitter when they blatantly LIE and spread disinformation.
It’s time Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, all these big tech companies started answering for their crimes.
The 1st Amendment isn’t a suggestion.https://t.co/01NLVV6jC4
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) March 11, 2021
Businesses aren’t the government and thus aren’t bound by the first amendment. Are you calling for the government to take over businesses? That’s the socialism you’ve been fearmongering about bro. pic.twitter.com/4pES1Dkwz4
— Rochelle (@NonNumberChar) March 11, 2021
Per Cawthorn’s ilk: corporations can do what they want and so can discriminate against LGBTQ, women, etc. (e.g., the cake case)-except are required to provide whatever service cis, straight, white male’s demand because “1st amendment”.
— Karl Mullen (@karltwo2) March 14, 2021
The 1st Amendment says, “CONGRESS shall make no law . . . .”
It doesn’t say anything about Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, or all these big tech companies.
If you don’t understand this, then you’re not smart enough for the job you have.
— James O’Rourke (@JamesPORourke) March 14, 2021