Trump says Biden family 'protected' by Big Tech, threatens platforms 'unless they shape up'

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President Trump said that the Biden family has been "protected" by Big Tech after censorship of a damning New York Post report, and threaten to revoke their Section 230 protections "unless they shape up."
President Trump said that the Biden family has been "protected" by Big Tech after Twitter and Facebook censored a damning New York Post report about Hunter Biden's purported emails.

"He and his family are crooked, and they got caught. And now they are being protected by Big Tech," the president told North Carolinians at the Pitt-Greenville airport.

"We must immediately strip them of their Section 230 protection," Trump added about the tech giants.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 states "no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."

The section has been pivotal in the rise of today's social media giants by allowing not only Internet service providers –­ but also Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and others –­ to be shielded from liability from content posted on their platforms by third parties, in most cases. But some critics on the right feel that tech giants should no longer benefit from protections of Section 230 if they censor conservative viewpoints, including controversial postings by Trump.

"Big Tech got something years ago that let them become Big Tech," Trump said of social media platform's liability protections. "We're going to take away their Section 230 unless they shape up."

"Believe it or not, Democrats agree," Trump continued. Democrats on the Hill have threatened to break up Big Tech, questioning whether the companies violated U.S. antitrust laws and stole from competitors.

On Wednesday, the Post released a report on purported emails they'd obtained from a whistleblower that claim to show that Biden's son introduced the…
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