You want censorship? This is how you get censorship.
by Robby Soave
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted “REPEAL SECTION 230!!!” The three exclamation points underscore his enthusiasm for undoing the federal statute that protects social media companies from liability for user-generated content.
REPEAL SECTION 230!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020
It’s an ironic statement since, without the existence of Section 230, Trump very well might not be able to tweet it. If Congress were to remove social media platforms’ liability protection, then companies like Twitter and Facebook would have no choice but to remove users’ ability to post content at-will. Instead, moderators would have to vet and approve content to make sure that it wasn’t potentially libelous.